Balsamic Vinaigrette

Hands down home-made salad dressings beat the pants off anything you can purchase in the grocery store.  First, I love knowing exactly what is in my food…homemade dressings will not have any preservatives or other unfamiliar ingredients. Balsamic Vinaigrette is one of my favorite vinaigrettes, it is simple and has wonderful flavors.

Balsamic Vinaigrette


Balsamic Vinaigrette is easy to make and can turn any ordinary salad into an amazing salad. I use a handheld emulsion blender to make this dressing. As with most vinaigrette, they separate over time but I find this vinaigrette “holds together” for a longer period of time when I use this blender.


Balsamic Vinaigrette

You’re sure to impress when you serve this balsamic vinaigrette at you dinner table. I love the deep purple-brown color of balsamic vinegar and how it is a perfect combination of sweet and sour.

Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 Garlic Clove, pressed
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 packet stevia
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  1. In a small bowl add garlic, salt, pepper, stevia and vinegar. Slowing add olive oil to mix with an emulsion blender. Blend just until combined.
  2. If not using vinaigrette right away, cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.



Balsamic Vinaigrette

You will love this vinaigrette because it is a very versatile dressing, it pairs well with fruits, savory cheeses, and all types of greens.  I use it on mixed green salad with grilled chicken, on salads with spring mix greens, walnuts and feta cheese, the list goes on and on.

Let me know how you choose to use it.



  1. Delicious. Went on line to find an easy and quick vinaigrette to drizzle over lettuce and voila, that’s just what I found. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Waw – wonderful photos and the recipe!! Congrats on your new website!! Wish you all the best on that!

  3. Every time I try to make my own Balsamic vinaigrette I find that it turns out too thick. I’m going to try your recipe, your proportions are probably a lot better than what I’ve been using!

    • I have had some really thick ones and I too don’t care for that. I really like the smooth consistency of this vinaigrette. Let me know what you think 😀


  1. […] of kiwifruit, orange and almonds is perfectly balanced on a bed of spring mix salad. A Balsamic Vinaigrette would also pair nicely with this […]

  2. […] Balsamic Vinaigrette | Pick Fresh Foods […]

  3. […] used my Balsamic Vinaigrette on my salad. I love the combination of balsamic with sweet […]

Leave a Comment

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.