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Balsamic vinegar and olive oil is a good start to a delicious salad dressing. This page contains balsamic vinaigrette recipes.


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October 11, 201115 found this helpful
Using roasted garlic tempers the raw garlic flavor because of its sweetness.


  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. white or red balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed roasted garlic, or more to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Whisk the oil, vinegar, and garlic together in a small bowl adding more garlic to taste if desired. Whisk in salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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December 27, 2011
This salad is incredibly good and well worth the trouble of making it. I like it for special occasions.


  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 small head each romaine, radicchio, red-leaf, and curly endive
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) pine nuts, toasted (you can substitute slivered almonds)
  • 4 whole scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 3 oz. Parmigiano-Reggiano, shaved with a vegetable peeler into thin curls
  • 6 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into bite size squares
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  • 1 cup lightly packed basil leaves
  • 1 cup lightly packed Italian, flat-leaf parsley
  • 8 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 - 6 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • freshly grated pepper


Soak the red onion slices in red wine vinegar for at least 30 minutes. Drain well just before using, making sure to keep the vinegar.

In a skillet, slowly cook the garlic in the olive oil over very low heat for about 8 minutes, until barely colored. This takes the raw flavor off. Remove and reserve. Turn the heat to medium high and add the vinegars (red and balsamic). Cook for a few minutes, or until the acids are slightly diffused. Add sugar to taste, and let bubble slowly for 1 minute. Taste, adjust vinegars and sugar, then stir in the garlic, olive oil, and pepper.


Top the salad with the drained red onions and scatter the reserved items (cheese, prosciutto, scallions, and pine nuts) over the top. Stirring the very warm dressing vigorously to combine, spoon it over the salad.

You can substitute an equal amount of good salami for the prosciutto to save some money. This salad is worth the expense of buying good cheese, though, and the cheese curls add a lot of flavor.

Don't add salt, it has enough natural salt in it.

By Free2B from North Royalton, OH

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May 25, 20103 found this helpful


  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Whisk all ingredients together and serve.

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April 14, 2013

I would like a recipe for a balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing. Thank you.

By Linda from Bloomington, IL from Bloomington, IL


April 16, 20130 found this helpful

Add extra flavors to your salads with this quick and easy low sodium balsamic vinaigrette.

Balsamic vinegar recipes are sweet and tangy, and this balsamic vinegar dressing recipe is no exception.


1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly

Whisk together vinegar, olive oil and garlic.
Let stand 30 minutes before using.
Remove garlic before using.

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April 16, 20130 found this helpful

A simple vinaigrette that is equally at home on mixed greens, grilled veggies, chicken, and pasta salads -- or even as a marinade.

5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
12 teaspoon salt
14 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, smashed
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
5 tablespoons olive oil


Makes about 1 cup

In a nonreactive mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic. While whisking, add oils in a thin, steady stream until completely incorporated and dressing is emulsified. Use immediately, or refrigerate in a covered nonreactive container, up to 1 week.


Cook's Note: This vinaigrette is best if allowed to sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the garlic to infuse. Discard the garlic before serving.

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April 17, 20130 found this helpful

Hello I sent the recipes so you could try to see which one you prefer to use.
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May 21, 20180 found this helpful

Classic French flavors including shallot and Dijon mustard come together in this light salad dressing. This page contains a recipe for balsamic dijon and shallot dressing.

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May 20, 20130 found this helpful

This page contains maple and balsamic vinaigrette recipes. If you are looking for a delicious, unique dressing for your salad, try a maple and balsamic vinaigrette.

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May 25, 20100 found this helpful

How do I make dressing for salad with balsamic vinegar?

By anita from Quebec, Canada


Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipes

Balsamic can be made into several types of dressings, sweet, savoury and sour! My favorite is to mix balsamic, maple syrup, olive oil, some orange zest, a bit of finely chopped garlic and sea salt. I also have blended it with: sesame seeds, honey, ginger and a tiny bit of toasted sesame oil, with more olive oil to even it out.


These both need to be shaken before tossing on a salad, but taste great and store for quite a while in the fridge. :) (11/28/2009)

By Lari

Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipes

You can substitute any salad dressing recipe calling for any kind of vinegar with balsamic vinegar. The rule of thumb for a basic dressing is 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil. Without knowing what salad dressing ingredients you like it's kind of hard to give you a specific recipe :-( (11/30/2009)

By Deeli

Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipes

My family's favorite balsamic dressing is

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper (12/01/2009)

By Wanda

Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipes

Thanks will try them all. I love balsamic dressing. (12/02/2009)

By anita

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