Vegan Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
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  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 1/3 cup; 6 servings
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Need an easy vegan salad dressing you can whip up in a jiffy? Turn to a basic balsamic vinaigrette. It's quick, easy and tasty - and made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients. This is the easiest and quickest vinaigrette recipe you'll ever find. For flavor variation, add some chopped fresh herbs, just about any kind will do in a vinaigrette: thyme, dill, rosemary or anything you've got. 

A friend of mine recently told me that she never made homemade salad dressings until she tried this recipe. The secret that she never knew, she said, is that a basic balsamic vinaigrette can benefit immensely from just a little bit of prepared mustard. I've been making homemade vinaigrettes using this method for so long that I never really thought of it as a "secret ingredient", but I suppose that indeed it is!

Before you get bored of making your salad dressings this way, branch out with different kinds of vinegars and oils. Macadamia nut oil and champagne vinegar. Avocado oil and raspberry vinegar. Truffle oil and white wine vinegar. You get the idea. 

This simple salad dressing recipe is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free as well. 

What You'll Need

  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Dash salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make It

Whisk together the vinegar and mustard. Slowly combine in oil until dressing is well mixed and smooth. Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste.

Like this easy balsamic vinaigrette recipe? Try more easy vegan salad dressing recipes:
Sesame Vinaigrette
Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette
Vegan Thousand Island Dressing
Creamy Miso Dressing
Tahini "Goddess" Dressing
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Easy Orange Mustard Dressing
Italian Herb Dressing
Easy Lime Agave Dressing
Easy French Dressing
Dijon Vinaigrette

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 88
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 46 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)