Balsamic Vinaigrette

I have never been a big enthusiast of salad dressings.  I am more of a olive oil and vinegar kind of girl.  There are a few commercial brands I like, like the Brianna Salad Dressings.  The Blush Wine Dressing, with the strawberry on its label is very good.  Also, I use the Honey Mustard, with the avocado on the label, to fix up a quick chicken breast salad while on the boat. In addition, I make my famous homemade Ceasar Salad Dessing for special occasions.

During family gatherings, my sister in law Marisofi, is usually assigned the role of making the salad.  Not because its something easy, but because she makes this awesome and tasty salad dressing, usually poured over some fresh baby spinach, arugula or mesclum, berries, goat cheese (I also like asiago) and candied pecans.  She doesn’t measure the quantities, but taught me how to make it, so I am sharing with you my version with what I could pick up.  I always have all of these ingredients in my pantry and fridge to fix it up in spur of the moment.  You can also make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. Just leave dressing outside refrigerator a few minutes before serving for a better consistency.


Balsamic Vinaigrette


1/4 good quality balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp dijon mustard

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

pinch of salt


1.  Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until emulsified.  Use immediately or place in a glass flask with a cap and store in the fridge for later use.  Shake well and pour over your favorite salad with some fresh ground pepper and salt to taste. BE CREATIVE!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Adriana says:

    I stopped buying bottled salad dressings a couple of years ago. It’s so much more fun to go to Marshall’s and pick up some oils and vinegars to play with! I’m hooked on a fantastic Meyer lemon olive oil – I should go buy more before it sells out!

    1. foodielady says:

      adriana: i’ll look for it next time I go to marshall’s! i love meyer lemon!

  2. mariana says:

    La probe y me gusto muchisimo.A mi me gusta comprar una caja transparente de diferentes lechugas que trae Sams ,las coloco en un recipiente y le voy poniendo;aceite de oliva,vinagre,1 cebolla y tomates picaditos,cranberries,walnuts que machaco un poco en el pilon,sal y miel de abeja y queda tambien bien buena,pruebala.

  3. Maria Donato says:

    El blush wine es divinooooo

    1. foodielady says:

      Si maria, a mi me fascina! Trata de preparar este para q veas q facil y q rico!

  4. Luzette Mulero-Reid says:

    Lo probe el Domingo pasado y fue un hit en mi casa. Gracias. Super facil

    1. foodielady says:

      luzette te felicito! verdad que facil y rico! gracias por tu comment.

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