Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is one of the easiest and most diverse dressings. Ready in three minutes, it can be served with a salad, vegetables, or drizzled on top of fish or chicken for an amazing meal.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is one of the easiest and most diverse dressings. Ready in three minutes, it can be served with a salad, vegetables, or drizzled on top of fish or chicken for an amazing meal. // addapinch.com

It has to be one of my favorite dressings to make and serve with a fresh salad or vegetables as a dressing or drizzle over fish or chicken. Once you’ve mastered a good balsamic vinaigrette, you can whisk it up in a matter of minutes and serve it alongside your meal with confidence.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is one of the easiest and most diverse dressings. Ready in three minutes, it can be served with a salad, vegetables, or drizzled on top of fish or chicken for an amazing meal. // addapinch.com

Four Ingredient Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is one of the easiest and most diverse dressings. Ready in three minutes, it can be served with a salad, vegetables, or drizzled on top of fish or chicken for an amazing meal. // addapinch.com

How to Make Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients you’ll need.

Olive Oil – Your favorite olive oil works perfectly in this dressing. I used a lighter olive oil in this dressing than what I normally use in my cooking, so feel free to experiment as well!

Balsamic Vinegar – You will want to use a balsamic vinegar that you personally enjoy.

Stone House SeasoningStone House Seasoning is our favorite seasoning blend that I have used for years and years. It is a simple blend of salt, pepper, and garlic that I keep on hand when I am cooking to quickly add flavor to recipes.

Sweetener – You can use your favorite non-refrigerated sweetener in this recipe: honey, brown sugar, agave, cane sugar.

Generally, depending on the oil that I’m using, I use the standard ratio for balsamic vinaigrette of three parts oil to one part balsamic vinegar. Of course, I always like to taste test my vinaigrette as I’m making it and sometimes I like to add a little bit more oil and sometimes a little bit more vinegar. It really is a matter of personal taste and depends heavily on the particular brands of olive oil and balsamic vinegar that you are using.

I also do not routinely add sugar to my dressing, but again, depending on your tastes and the balsamic vinegar that you are using you may need to add a little sweetener to taste.

How to Make Balsamic Vinaigrette: Three Easy Ways

You can also make your balsamic vinaigrette using a few different methods.

  • Blender – For a creamy, fully emulsified vinaigrette, I like to use my blender. It only takes a minute or two for the creamiest, most delicious vinaigrette dressings you’ve ever tasted.
  • Mason Jar – A great method for making vinaigrette dressing is by using a screw-top jar, like a Mason jar. You simply add all of the ingredients to the jar and then shake vigorously until the oil and vinegar in the vinaigrette have combined well. This is a great method for tailgating, RVing, picnics, and on the go as you can easily store the vinaigrette in the Mason jar.
  • Whisk – Alternately, you can also use a whisk or a fork to make your vinaigrette in a bowl by whisking vigorously as you combine all the ingredients.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is one of the easiest and most diverse dressings. Ready in three minutes, it can be served with a salad, vegetables, or drizzled on top of fish or chicken for an amazing meal. // addapinch.com

Regardless of the method you use to make your balsamic vinaigrette, I think you are going to enjoy having this recipe that you can pull together in no time flat!

Does This Balsamic Dressing Need to Be Refrigerated?

NO! One of the main reasons that I use the ingredients that I use for my dressing is that it does not require refrigeration. None of the individual ingredients in this dressing require refrigeration and the resulting dressing when mixed does not require it either, making this a great dressing to mix together and keep on the counter, take to picnics throughout the warmer months, and store in the pantry for quick meals!

If you substitute any of the ingredients listed in this recipe with other ingredients that do require refrigeration, then your dressing will of course need to be refrigerated. Also, if you use fresh garlic or shallots in place of the Stone House Seasoning called for in the recipe, your dressing will require refrigeration as well.

How Long Does the Dressing Last?

This dressing will last for months when stored in an airtight container out of direct heat and sunlight. As you are serving your dressing, make certain that it is poured out of the container and nothing is dipped into the dressing that could contaminate it and your dressing should keep well.

Again, if you substitute any of the ingredients listed in this recipe with other ingredients that do require refrigeration, then your dressing will not last as long. Also, if you use fresh garlic or shallots in place of the Stone House Seasoning called for in the recipe, your dressing will last up to 3 days.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is one of the easiest and most diverse dressings. Ready in three minutes, it can be served with a salad, vegetables, or drizzled on top of fish or chicken for an amazing meal. // addapinch.com

Here’s my balsamic vinaigrette recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is one of the easiest and most diverse dressings. Ready in three minutes, it can be served with a salad, vegetables, or drizzled on top of fish or chicken for an amazing meal.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional, brown sugar, agave or any non-refrigerated sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stone House Seasoning

Instructions 

Blender Balsamic Vinaigrette Method

  • Add all ingredients to a blender, turning on and off or using the pulse feature for 30 seconds. Taste and add more vinegar or olive oil to adjust to your taste. Add sugar at this time if needed. Return lid and pulse vinaigrette again for about 30 seconds until well-combined. Serve or transfer to an airtight container.

Jar Balsamic Vinaigrette Method

  • Add all ingredients to a jar with a tight fitting lid, such as a Mason jar, that will hold 1 1/2 cups of liquid. Affix the lid to the jar tightly. Shake the jar vigorously for 30 seconds. Taste and add more vinegar or olive oil to adjust to your taste. Add sugar at this time if needed. Return the lid and shake again vigorously until well combined. Serve or store with the lid tightly sealed.

Whisk Balsamic Vinaigrette Method

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl or container that will hold 1 1/2 cups of liquid. Whisk vigorously for 30 seconds. Taste and add more vinegar or olive oil to adjust to your taste. Add sugar at this time if needed. Whisk again vigorously until well combined. Serve or transfer to an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 7g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn

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17 Comments

  1. oh this looks so delish! i have been trying to make home made dressings instead of buying them. it just seems yucky to me, to eat the store bought jar/bottle stuff as of late! i just made some last night with white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, garlic powder, cracked pepper and a smidge of dijon! sooo amazing! thanks for sharing. i defintely will be trying your blender method. i usually use the good old fashion whisk! xo

  2. Love balsamic vinegar…this is a winner!!! Love the blender method for a creamy dressing for salad, but love the mason jar for veggies. I’m easy to please! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Balsamic vinaigrette is my go-to dressing too. I love this recipe and I’m with you on your oil to vinegar ratio!

  4. I’ve yet to make homemade dressing and the fact that this has garlic makes me so happy. A must try!

    1. Thanks so much, Aimee. That’s my favorite way when we’re traveling! Makes it so simple to have the your mixing, serving, and storage jar all in one, doesn’t it?

  5. Love this Robyn! Everyone needs to have a good balsamic vinaigrette recipe, yours looks perfect!