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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe (4 Ingredients)

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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 1/2 cup 1x


This easy balsamic vinaigrette recipe uses only 4 ingredients (plus salt) and whips up in minutes! With its balance of sweet, tangy, and savory, it will become your go-to salad dressing. Ditch store bought dressing for good!


  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons* pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and salt until fully combined.
  2. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, adding 1 tablespoon at a time and whisking until it incorporates, until an emulsion forms.* Serve immediately. Store refrigerated and bring to room temperature before serving (keeps at least 2 weeks).


*If you’re looking for a balsamic dressing on the sweet side for salads like a strawberry salad, use 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup. For a balsamic dressing with more savory notes, use 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup.

  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Whisked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan