Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

We have salad 2-3 times a week with dinner and I have said for a while that I need to just start making my own salad dressings.  We really like Ken’s bottled dressings, but even with those I read the labels and wonder why I am still buying vs. making my own.

After the holidays I felt inspired.  Maybe it was my new immersion blender and food processor, but I decided there was no reason I couldn’t make my own dressings.  So, one of the first things I made with my food processor was this homemade balsamic vinaigrette.  

Ok, so I will never buy salad dressing again. It all seems so silly now, really.  The whole family loved this dressing and I was a bit skeptical that the girls would like it as much as they like their Ken’s Light Caesar dressing.  Funny thing is now they don’t want the Ken’s dressing, they want the homemade stuff.  Very nice!

Part of me wants to experiment with lots of different dressings, but the simple, practical side of me says to just make this balsamic vinaigrette over and over again.  It is honestly that flavorful and simple to make!  It gets nice and thick from the mustard and emulsification process and the flavor is just outstanding with the vinegars and mustard and garlic.  Honestly, if you want one great dressing for your salad, try this homemade balsamic vinaigrette and your search will be over.


Source:  Simply Scratch

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Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard, yellow or Dijon
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Dried Basil {or more to taste}
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup Olive Oil
  1. In the bowl of a food process or blender combine the vinegars, mustard, garlic, basil and salt and pepper. Slowly add the olive oil mixing until emulsified.
  2. This can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.



  1. Homemade always taste better than anything you can buy in the store. And when you are making homemade you know exactly what you are eating. This vinaigrette sounds delicious.

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