Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

I have been waiting FOREVER for good summer produce.  Okay, maybe just all winter but It is finally starting to pop in the stores and in farm stands.

Due to the abundance of fresh produce we eat a lot of salads with our dinners. Even with the change of the fresh veggies, they can get a little boring.

Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

How do you liven up the same salad? Change up that dressing! This simple balsamic vinegar dressing is super easy and brings new life to a ‘boring’ salad. It also works as a wonderful marinade for grilled meat and is PERFECT for pasta salad.

The best part? This dressing isn’t full of chemicals or rancid oils! Conventional dressing is FULL of MSG, high fructose corn syrup and most often time soy. Dressing is so easy to make at home, it’s worth the effort to keep the chemicals out of your house.

This (affiliate link) jar, is great for making dressing at home. It’s BPA free and it is easy to mix your dressing in and store.

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Balsamic Vinegar Dressing
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • ⅔ cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. black-strap molasses
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper (Omit for AIP)
  1. Put all ingredients in a jar and whisk or shake together.

Tell me, do you make your own salad dressing?

This post is linked at Real Food Forager for Fat Tuesdays.  , Phoenix Helix for the Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable.

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    • says

      Hi Sherri. I mostly use powders for dressings. I love using fresh when I can but then I actually need to plan ahead and make the dressing the night before 😉 …it takes longer for those flavors to get into the dressing when using the fresh leaves. But, in the summer, I chop up fresh herbs and throw them right on my salad to get the flavor burst!

    • says

      I really need to try doing some dressing with lemon, I bet my kids would love it. I am a huge fan of balsamic vinegar, just a nice change from ACV.

  1. says

    You won’t believe this, but I was recently in need of a new bottle of balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing – one of my ultimate favorite dressings! I was at the grocery store and decided I’d try and find one that did not have soy – IMPOSSIBLE!! I love the dressing so much that I decided I’d still buy one, BUT purposed in my mind I had to find a good balsamic vinaigrette recipe for when that bottle is empty. That was just within the last week. :) :)


    • says

      Oh, Holly, It’s so hard to find one with out junk. I hope you enjoy this. Even if you have to play with it a bit to make it your own. My oldest literally would drink it if I let him….

  2. says

    I think balsamic vinegars is one of my favorites, thanks for the recipe! I’m usually pretty lazy and just pour the oil and vinegar right on my salad and call it a day 😉

  3. apelila says

    I love balsamic vinegar, my favorite is Wine Country Kitchen’s “Tres Citrus”. YUM
    Molases…not so much :)

    Thanks so much for this dressing and the cucumber salad.

  4. Joyce rowley says

    yes I gave away all my bottled dressings and make all my dressings fresh. And they tast so much better. I add extra ingredients to most of the recipes I find. Made the Italian dressing for cucumbers added garlic half sour pickles to the cucumbers and added 1/3 cup of the juice to the dressing and fiesta citrics spices.

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