Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette is pretty much my go-to salad dressing when I don't use the store-bought stuff. Yes, there are quite a few variations of Balsamic Vinaigrette out there but I usually like it simple. The dressing really doesn't take long to mix at all, and you only need a few ingredients.


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Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

You'll need:

  • 3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • optional: 1 tbsp of Italian blend herbs


  1. In low heat, pour balsamic vinegar into a sauce pan. Add Dijon mustard and brown sugar.
  2. Stir with a whisk until sugar is melted. Then add salt and pepper.
  3. In a slow and thin stream, add olive oil. Whisk rapidly where oil hits the vinegar.
  4. As your vinaigrette thickens, taste to see if you need to either add more vinegar or oil.
  5. It's normal if the vinegar and oil separate. You may stir it again just before serving.

TIP: Bottle the dressing and store in the fridge. A few shakes should help vinegar and oil blend together more.