Mama's Balsamic Vinaigrette
This is a wonderful vinaigrette that my mother invented. It's wonderful as a dressing, but we also use it for chicken marinade and steamed veggies.
This is a wonderful vinaigrette that my mother invented. It's wonderful as a dressing, but we also use it for chicken marinade and steamed veggies.
This dressing is fantastic - with one possible exception. As is, it's alot on the vinegary side. I added an extra teaspoon of the dijon mustard and everyone raved! Used it on mesculine mix for a wonderful salad.Read More
This dressing is fantastic - with one possible exception. As is, it's alot on the vinegary side. I added an extra teaspoon of the dijon mustard and everyone raved! Used it on mesculine mix for a wonderful salad.
I have to agree with Dadcooks. If you have a good quality balsamic vinegar, this vinaigrette is spectacular. (To make a cheap balsamic vinegar better tasting, reduce it to half in a non reactive metal pot over low heat. It takes time but worth it if you want that yummy taste).
Great and easy recipe. I did cut the vinegar to 1/2 cup, added more garlic and some crushed red pepper flakes. This will be a mainstay now in our house.
For those that complain of a too vinegary tast, it means you are using a poor quality balsamic--a good balsamic tastes good all by itself!
My husband and I really enjoyed this dressing! He told me to make another batch because he was ready to take shots of it! LOL! I didn't have any fresh garlic on hand, so used garlic powder and it was still great. Also added onion powder and a pinch of sugar. Will add this to my recipe box.
I just got back from vacation and had a wonderful balsamic vinaigrette in Leavenworth, Washington. I came home wanting to find a recipe that was equally as good - and this was it! Thanks for sharing. It will be a standard in my home.
Very good, but a little too much vinegar. I added a little more olive oil and dijon along with a little sugar.
This was okay, I felt the mustard competed with the taste of the vinegar. I admit to not being a huge fan of dijon mustard though. I may try again without the mustard.
This is a good and quick dressing! Nice and simple! I did add one more teaspoon of dijon mustad to cut down the vinegar taste.
Easy to make and excellent flavor. I think this will become a staple in our house. Even the kids liked it.
Family enjoyed this light dressing. I added a teaspoon of brown sugar, put the ingredients in a small mason jar with a lid, and shook it to incorporate everything. This was my first time to use white balsamic vinegar, and it was good. This recipe also works quite well with red balsamic vinegar, too!
This was great - thanks! Made it in a blender and loved it, definitely going to be a staple.
delicious recipe. I added a little extra garlic to mine and it was heaven.
This was an okay dressing - it did seem a bit too vinegary, and there wasn't enough mustard or garlic flavor for our taste. Thanks anyway!
Superb. I used it on a few different salads and it is excellent.
Great recipe! I made it with half the balsamic vinegar the recipe called for as well and it tasted great. Sure beats my usual balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing...lol...
This is the 3rd vinaigrette recipe I've tried. It's the best one by far. I added little extra Dijon for more "zip".
i am in search of panera breads balsamic vinaigrette recipe and this came pretty close..but it is going to need some more 'tweaking'. i did add an extrea tsp. of mustard and i added 2 T. of brown sugar. It is very good on a salad of spring mix, feta, cranberries and walnuts. Yum!
Followed it to a "T" with the exception of adding a leftover garlic skin? you know the part that is left in the press? We just left it to float in the vinegar. My husband loved it and so did my picky 5 yr old.
I'm a Balsamic Vinegar nut so this was delish! I used slightly less vinegar vs oil ration. Followed the rest of the recipe. Love it, thanks!
I loved this. I left out the Dijon because I didn't have any, but this dressing turned out lovely even without it. I think it's largely because of the balsamic vinegar I have, but this vinaigrette is absolutely addictive.
This is a great sweet vinaigrette. I used Balsamic Vinegar, of Modena and french s mustard (cuz that's what I had). I'll make it next time with Dijon. But I don't think it will be too much different. Very yummy as a dressing or marinade. Thanks SOSARA77's MOM!
DadCooks is right .... the quality of the balsamic vinegar makes all the difference. I use a Mousto Balsamic imported from the island of Crete ... costs me an arm and a leg but the taste is unbelievably fantastic. Instead of dried oregano and Dijon, used a combination of Italian herbs and my whole family and all my friends love this dressing.
I just finished making this and had to come and write a review (mainly before I forgot to!). My boyfriend and I love a good balsamic vinaigrette and this is going to be our new favorite. Just tasting it alone its fabulous so it will really be great tonight on our salads. I didn't have fresh garlic or dijon mustard so I used garlic powder and dried mustard and it came out so good. Thanks for sharing this one :)
this was a great, quick recipe for balsamic vinaigrette. had all the ingredients on hand. excellent!!!!!
Added a tablespoon of honey to even out the tartness of the good quality vinegar. It is a personal taste thing.
I served this over a spinach salad with walnuts and gorgonzola. It gave it a very nice tangy touch.
This is it! This is the viaigrette I've been searching for. It's so much better than bottled dressing that you won't mind having to mix it up. Try it and you'll be amazed.
I thought this was WONDERFUL!! My kids and I scarfed it down! But like most folks, I made a few changes: I used only 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar (we don't like it too vinegary), a heaping tablespoon of dijon mustard, omitted the oregano, and upped the salt to 1 teaspoon.
Very simpple and easy. Why buy salad dressing?
Excellent recipe, quick & simple. I've also made this recipe using pomegranate/balsamic vinegar.
Nice easy balsamic dressing recipe. I use a stronger mustard but that's just because my family loves mustard. A good choice on the gourmet side is Moutard de Meaux. Also a bit more salt. I've found that it's wise to reserve your BEST balsamic for your dressings, leaving the cheaper stuff for cooking. You really can taste the difference.
Delicious with tomatoes. I didn't add the mustard as I thought that it would overpower the balsamic and olive oil, so it gets 4 stars from me. This recipe really should specify AGED balsamic vinegar as cheap balsamics do not have the same mellow sweetness. A good balsamic does not need any honey or sugar added
Being on the hypoallergenic diet I needed to find a dressing that contained ingredients allowed. This dressing is EXCELLENT! I used an organic balsamic vinegar, greek style EVOO, and organic apple cider vinegar brown mustard. I even washed out the glass bottle from a store bought dressing to take this dressing to work for the week. Also used as the marinade for "Zesty Asparagus" recipe on this site. THANKS!!!
Perfect for a greek salad!
This is a wonderful recipe. I used two cloves instead of two. I simply mixed the ingrediants first and was dissapointed with the result. My boyfriend suggested that I put it in a blender for 2 minutes. It helped the oil and vinegar come together.
This was great Sara and I too used it for marinating the chicken for the Balsamic Chicken with Fresh Mozarella dish on this site. Delish and thank you!!
We really enjoyed this dressing and will make it again in the future.
This had way too much vinagar. I fixed it by adding more olive oil and lots of parmesan cheese.
I haven't cooked the chicken in it yet.. but I just whipped this up and ate it on some fresh veggies. Delish. I can't wait to try the chicken!
Thank you SOSARA77! This was perfect. We had it on our salad of mixed greens and it tasted so light and delicious. Only thing I did differently was add an extra clove of garlic as my hubby and I love it so much. So much better than store bought and so much healthier.
I liked it, though it tasted a little too vinegary for me.
This is the first homemade dressing that I've tried. It was great. Simple and delicious with room to make your own tweeks if wanted. Thanks for sharing this!
I've made this twice - once as written, and once with fresh herbs during the summer. It's SO MUCH better with fresh herbs! Try andding a handful of freshly chopped basil and parsley - you won't be disappointed!
This is a great recipe with the right amount of flavor. Although I did put it in the refrigerator and it hardened so I keep mine in a dark cool place now.
The dressing is delicious! I put everything in a food processor and streamed in the oil--it came together and even when it was stored in the fridge, stayed combined. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Made this quickly to send with my husband's lunch for work. This vinaigrette is amazing! Delicious! My family just returned from a vacation @ the Pink Shell Resort on Ft.Myers Beach,Fl. We had a salad there that had a Balsamic Vinaigrette;that tasted much like this recipe. Now my honey can eat like he's still on vacation! Fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!!!!
Delicious, used in a marinade for Chicken souvlaki gyro style. Doubled the dijon as advised by others.
I used 4 cloves of garlic like others recommended. Very delicious. Mmmm!
I too added the extra teaspoon of Dijon and that made all the difference between a good dressing and a great one! Tossed it with a mix of baby greens, crumbled Feta, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds - not a speck was left!
I love this recipe. I used honey mustard because that is what I had on hand. Awesome.
Great recipe! Had all the ingredients sitting ready to go. The dijon really makes it! Thanks a bunch. :-)
I reduced the oil & vinegar to 1/2 cup each (to fit in my salad cruet) but left the remaining ingredients the same. Refrigerated overnight and served with Beet & Balsamic Vinaigrette from this site. Wonderful - we were practically licking our plates. I used the best vinegar I could find - it was worth the price.
Delicious...cut the recipe in half, and even then only used 2 tblspn of evoo...used this to marinate chicken for the grill.....loved it!
Delicious and easy to make! I look forward to eating this on my salad at lunch every day!
Amazing. I rated 4 stars because after tasting I thought it was missing something. Added 2 tsp honey and it was perfect!
Delicious!!! This is a wonderful dressing just as written. We like things garlicy, so I did use 2 cloves. I love to find recipes like this that don't have any added sugar or start with a packaged product. I will be making this again and again.
Great recipe - I didn't change/add a thing. I was afraid it would be too oily for my taste but it was perfect.
This was exactly what I was searching for...Mmmmm!
Quite tasty and easy. Ingredients are readily available and go great together. Love it!
I made this as a marinade for chicken and it was sooo good!! The chicken was supremely tender and had such good flavor. I look forward to using this for my salad and other dinner marinades!!
Perfect! I initially made a half batch but still used a full clove of garlic/crushed and that was a wee bit too garlicky (still good though ) I had gone out and purchased a little bit better balsamic vinegar and maybe that's why it is so yummy?? BTW. I used Colavita Organic-was about $5 so not terribly pricey, no caramel coloring just wine vinegar and concentrated grape must. I am now making a full batch-goes great on a salad with blue cheese, apples, Craisins, and walnuts. Thanks a lot for the recipe-my new favorite!
I used coconut oil instead. SO DELISH!
This is great on salad greens. However, my favorite thing to do with this is to use it as a dip for baby carrots instead! Yum!!!
Followed the instructions exactly. The perfect viniagrette "base"--will try it with different vinegars, mustards, dash of this, dollop of that for varied tastes.
This was a really good balsamic vinaigrette! I will stop buying store bought. Yum!
I made this with a apple kale salad it was a hit and made the house smell fantastic.
I used this as a marinade for the Balsamic Chicken and Fresh Mozzarella on this site and I must say it was exceptional. I didn't have dried oregano, so I used dried Italian seasoning. Now I can't wait to try it with fresh herbs as another reviewer suggested. Thanks so much for the recipe.
very good - uesd twice the garlic called for.
Very tasty recipe! Wouldn't change a thing!
I added about 1 tbsp. more evoo as it smooths it out slightly.The real taste test is to salt a small wedge of tomato and dip it in. In this regard,this recipe gets 5 stars...really tasty,especially if you have some strawberries and walnuts to round out this delicious recipe! Thanks Sossara !
My family loves this dressing. I make a salad with romaine lettuce, red onions, cucumbers and some feta cheese and croutons. It's not overly tangy. GREAT!
I didn't have dried mustard but it was still good.
I don't buy salad dressing anymore since I have found several good ones on this site. This is my fave balsamic vinaigrette! I've also used it to marinade my chicken served w/ a salad. Fantastic!
Thanks! Great recipe.
Great flavor! I originally went easy on the balsamic vinegar, per some of the suggestions but ended up adding more in as I was tasting it, so I say the original amounts are fine as is, as long as your balsamic vinegar is of a good quality. I also added just a smidgen of sugar, to even out the tartness. Am eating it in a salad, as I type this - yum! I can't wait to use this on pasta. My husband used this as a marinade for the Balsamic Chicken and Fresh Mozzarella recipe and said it tasted very good - not overpowering at all.
This was perfect for my pear salad.
Love this dressing! Definitely tasted better after sitting in the fridge for a few days as the flavors blended nicely. I used it on a tricolor salad (arugula, endive, raddichio) and tossed with a little feta cheese. It was amazing! Will be one of my “go-to” dressings.
A good dressing, granted you don't put too much of it on your salad. The vinegar flavor was a bit too prominent to me, so I would recommend adding some more mustard and maybe some Italian spice/basil. Either way, it's a pretty good vinaigrette.
Very good and simple added 4 crushed garlic cloves and garlic powder I also had no mustard so I used mustard powder......It was great
Good recipe, did exactly as directed but I did find it vinegary. The next day I used it again but added about an extra 1/4 cup of EVOO, and it was better balanced.
Excellent dressing Super easy to make! thanks for sharing!
It tasted best with an extra 1/4 c EVOO, garlic clove, and double the Dijon.
Not a fan. Not much flavor other than the Balsamic Vinegar. Will let it sit overnight to see if the flavors peak. If not, will try to add some other ingredients as to not be a total waste.
My husband and I LOVE this recipe. I didn't have to change a thing. We made a salad with dried fruit, nuts and feta cheese putting this dressing over the top and we can't get enough of it!!!
Delicious! Strong vinegar flavor, but nice and tangy.
This was a delicious recipe. The next time I make it I will and some fresh thyme and or rosemary.
Great and easy recipe. We really enjoyed it
Simple and flavorful. It would probably overpower delicate greens, but with the assertive ones, especially arugula, it's wonderful.
This didn't knock our socks off. I think the strong vinegar flavor overpowered the other ingredients. I'll play with this one though and tweak it to better suit my family's preferences.
Made this exactly as described. I used a very good dark balsamic vingagrette from Modena. Would make it with slightly less oil next time, but that is just our tastes. Will definitely use this from now on as a great lactose free salad dressing in our household!
This was very tasty. I love it on salad and for marinades.
made it and loved it!
We thought this dressing was fabulous, but made a couple of minor tweaks. We felt the vinegar and mustard were competing with each other too much, so I toned it down with about 1Tbsp of honey. I also added a dash of onion powder. A good hard shake in the container and it was perfect!
My husband and I are huge balsamic vinegar fans so the kick in this dressing was just right for us - may be too strong for others. Delicious!
Excellent balsamic vinaigrette and so easy to make too! This will be my go to dressing from now on. I am new to making my own dressings and felt very proud of how it turned out. Used it on a spinach salad with an Italian dinner, paired beautifully. I wouldn't change a thing other than using a different type of Dijon mustard next time.