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Aged Balsamic & Herb Vinaigrette

balsamic and herb vinaigrette in small mason jar on wood board with mixed green salad.

A delicious salad dressing can make a salad. This vinaigrette is thick and heavier on the balsamic, but is absolutely divine on mixed greens with nuts and dried fruit!

I usually make my own salad dressings if I can. You can select quality ingredients to use that are healthier for your body and it only takes 5 minutes to make one.

I love this dressing on mixed greens. It balances nicely with some walnuts or pecans and dried fruit like cranberries or cherries.

What You’ll Need:

Aged balsamic is key in this recipe. The quality of the balsamic vinegar makes a huge difference. I tried making it once with a cheap balsamic vinegar and regretted it!

Making the Recipe:

Start by adding the olive oil and balsamic vinegar to a glass measuring cup or bowl. Next, you’ll add in the seasonings (dried basil, black pepper, garlic powder and salt).

Whisk them together and drizzle over your salad.

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balsamic and herb vinaigrette in small mason jar on wood board with mixed green salad.

Aged Balsamic & Herb Vinaigrette

  • Author: Cheryl Englebretson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Salad Dressings
  • Method: Hand Mix
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A delicious salad dressing can make a salad. This vinaigrette is thick and heavier on the balsamic, but is absolutely divine on mixed greens with nuts and dried fruit!


Ingredients

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  • 3 Tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar (18yr)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil (organic, extra virgin)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • pinch of sea salt to taste
  • 23 twists of freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pour the vinegar and olive oil in a glass measuring cup or bowl.
  2. Add the seasonings and whisk well. Taste and add additional salt or pepper, if needed.

Notes

This vinaigrette is delicious over mixed greens with candied or toasted nuts (walnuts or pecans) and dried fruit (cranberries, cherries or figs).

Add some goat cheese, if you are not making this vegan

Keywords: easy, healthy, dairy free

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