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Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

balsamic vinaigrette homemade dressing

This all-purpose dressing is perfect for salads or as a quick sauce or marinade.  Quick to pull together with basic pantry ingredients, there is no need to buy bottles of premade dressing again. 

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  • 1/2 cupServings


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Dijon style mustard
  • ½ cup best quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place balsamic, sugar, Dijon, and evoo in a small bowl or jar.  Whisk or shake until emulsified.  Add salt and pepper to taste.