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Easy Vegan Balsamic Vinaigrette

Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

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This Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is fabulous when you decide you want salad and you need a tasty dressing. Most vinaigrette dressings can be made vegan or are vegan to begin with. This stuff is great on salads & bowls.

Balsamic Vinegar

Finding really good, but not crazy-expensive balsamic vinegar can be a challenge. I once worked in a restaurant which served everyone bread with olive oil & really good balsamic vinegar. I’ve never actually done crack—but this balsamic vinegar was so addictive that customers did side-deals with the staff to take it home in plastic to-go containers.

If you have a balsamic vinegar that isn’t all that aged (making it thicker and sweeter) you can always add little extra maple syrup to help things out.

Maple Syrup

I like real-deal Grade A, Dark Maple Syrup. If you like boozy stuff, you may want to try using Bourbon Maple Syrup, which I can imagine would be impressive in this recipe.

Shake, Whisk or Blend

When making vinaigrette dressing, you want to emulsify the oil & vinegar.

Shake

You can place all ingredients into a jar, screw on a lid and shake the heck out of it. Do you remember that Shake Weight Commercial? Do that.

Whisk

This is eerily similar to the shake method. Simply place all ingredients into a jar or mug and then use a whisk, moving it rapidly between your palms, like you are trying to start a fire.

Blend

My favorite! Add all ingredients to a small food processor and process until lux and smooth. This method produces the most emulsified results. You could also use a blender, but sometimes making a small amount of something in a big blender can be cumbersome.

Let’s Make Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients for Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Ingredients for Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Place all ingredients in a small food processor and proceed until emulsified, or emulsify by shaking intensely or whisking well in a jar.

Taste and add more salt, maple syrup, or balsamic vinegar depending on where you want it to go flavor-wise. You might already be there, without adding anything. If you add stuff, shake, whisk or blend some more.

Enjoy!

Store

Refrigerate in an airtight container. Will keep for 2-3 weeks. Shake well before each use.

Easy Vegan Balsamic Vinaigrette
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Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

This Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is fabulous when you decide you want salad and you need a tasty dressing. Most vinaigrette dressings can be made vegan or are vegan to begin with. This stuff is great on salads & bowls. .
Course Big Salad, Salad
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword dairy-free, dressing, Easy, non-dairy, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 82kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBSPs maple syrup I like dark, grade A, use more if desired
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning or dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules or garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste I start with 1/4 teaspoon each

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a small food processor and proceed until emulsified, or emulsify by shaking intensely or whisking well in a jar.
  • Taste and add more salt, maple syrup, or balsamic vinegar depending on where you want it to go flavor-wise. You might already be there, without adding anything. If you add stuff, shake, whisk or blend some more.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Information is approximate.

Store

Refrigerate in an airtight container. Will keep for 2-3 weeks. Shake well before each use.

Balsamic Vinegar

Finding really good, but not crazy-expensive balsamic vinegar can be a challenge. I once worked in a restaurant which served everyone bread with olive oil & really good balsamic vinegar. I’ve never actually done crack—but this balsamic vinegar was so addictive that people did side-deals to take it home in plastic to go containers.
If you have a balsamic vinegar that isn’t all that aged (making it thicker and sweeter) you can always add little extra maple syrup to help things out.

Maple Syrup

I like real-deal Grade A, Dark Maple Syrup. If you like boozy stuff, you may want to try using Bourbon Maple Syrup, which I can imagine would be impressive in this recipe.

Shake, Whisk or Blend

When making vinaigrette dressing, you want to emulsify the oil & vinegar.

Shake

You can place all ingredients into a jar, screw on a lid and shake the heck out of it. Do you remember that Shake Weight Commercial? Do that.

Whisk

This is eerily similar to the shake method. Simply place all ingredients into a jar or mug and then use a whisk, moving it rapidly between your palms, like you are trying to start a fire.

Blend

My favorite! Add all ingredients to a small food processor and process until lux and smooth. This method produces the most emulsified results. You could also use a blender, but sometimes making a small amount of something in a big blender can be cumbersome.
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Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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