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basic balsamic vinaigrette

Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Anthony Seed
Use this incredibly easy vinaigrette as a marinade, a salad dressing, or a dip!
The garlic and Dijon mustard in this recipe, add just the right punch and flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Dips, Sauces and Marinades
Cuisine Italian


  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper or to taste
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup olive oil extra virgin


  • There are a few ways to emulsify a dressing (so it doesn’t separate), but I enjoy the closed lid/shake method.
  • Add all of the ingredients into a glass with a lid and shake, shake, shake until it is well blended.
  • You can whisk the oil in slowly to emulsify or put all the ingredients in a blender on low and add the oil slowly for the same result.
Keyword gluten free, salad dressing, vegan