Balsamic vinaigrette is by far my favorite salad dressing. I prefer making my own dressings, I can control the salt, sugar and seasonings. And I don’t add in all the chemicals!!
And they are easy to make, just throw the ingredients in a mason jar and shake!!
I can’t tell you how long this will last in your fridge, I’ve been eating salads almost every day so my dressing is usually gone in about 2 weeks or less.
For this dressing, I did not want the Dijon mustard to overtake the balsamic flavor I was going after so I really only used about a ½ tsp. You can use more if you like.
For the main star – the balsamic vinegar, use a good one!! The vinegar I have is a good, thick vinegar, not quite a syrup but really close! That’s the good stuff.
Use your salt, pepper and sugar to taste, remember to start light. You can always add more but you cannot take it back out.
Hope you enjoy!
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ to ¾ teaspoon Dijon mustard, depending on taste preference
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Pinch of sugar
Pour all ingredients in a jar and shake until well blended