Indulge in the homemade goodness of my irresistible balsamic vinaigrette recipe, a true favorite. If there’s one thing my café regulars couldn’t get enough of, it’s this dressing. With only two salad dressings on my café menu – the Greek goddess and this one – both emerged as clear winners among customers. And the best part? With a handful of pantry staples, this balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing is a breeze to make right at home.
A Balsamic Vinaigrette Healthy Recipe You’ll Adore
This beloved dressing, tested and perfected over the years, is more than just a café favorite. With every ingredient playing a role, from the zing of minced garlic to the tang of balsamic vinegar, and the unmistakable kick of Dijon mustard, this symphony of flavors is unbeatable. For that velvety texture everyone raves about, I swear by using a food processor. Drizzling in the extra virgin olive oil slowly lets everything emulsify perfectly. The result? A balsamic vinaigrette glaze-like dressing that hugs every leaf of your salad, ensuring each bite is bursting with flavor.
Considering balsamic vinaigrette calories, you’ll be pleased to know that this recipe only packs 94 calories per tablespoon. Made with wholesome ingredients and devoid of refined sugars, it’s a delightful choice for those keen on savoring deliciousness while staying mindful of their diet.
Serving Suggestions and More
Take your salads up a notch with this balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing. Beyond salads, it’s a versatile marvel! Try it as a marinade for roasted veggies, or a dip. Imagine tangy, savory notes complementing fresh greens, crunchy cucumbers, ripe tomatoes. Pair it with grilled chicken or shrimp, amplifying their taste. Elevate your dish further with some crumbled feta and toasted nuts. Why limit it?
Some Salad Dressings to explore:
These salad dressings are my go-to recipes for any salad creation. Whether a simple green salad or a more elaborate mix of ingredients, these dressings bring the perfect balance of flavors. They’re not limited to salads; I love using them as dips for fresh veggies or marinades for grilled proteins.
Miso Ginger Dressing: Elevate your salads and veggies with miso, rice vinegar, and ginger dressing for a delicious umami flavor.
Lemongrass Salad Dressing: Spice up salads or marinade proteins with this versatile dressing. Perfect for Asian-inspired dishes.
Mandarin Vinaigrette: Fresh mandarin juice vinaigrette is perfect for green and fruit salads with its sweet and tangy taste.
Ranch Salad Dressing: A classic and beloved dressing, the ranch is creamy, tangy, and herbaceous with a blend of buttermilk, garlic, dill, and other herbs and spices. It’s a versatile dressing that goes well with various salads and makes a great dip.
Greek Goddess Dressing: A zesty Mediterranean dressing made with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, dill, and parsley. Great for Greek salads or as a veggie dip.
Lemon Tahini Dressing: Tahini and lemon juice dressing – perfect for salads and falafel.
Avocado Lime Dressing: Creamy avocado and tangy lime juice make salads, wraps, or veggies a delicious dressing.
Simple Vinaigrette Dressing: This zesty dressing is a timeless favorite for salads. The blend of Dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar creates a rich and flavorful taste that complements any salad.
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