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Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Veg
  • 10 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy



Balsamic Vinaigrette is one of the most sought after dressings for any salad of your choice. You will be a star of the night at any family dinner party if this is available on the side. In fact, you can even serve it with pizza, garlic bread and many other cuisines!

It is also a great companion with cocktails. A few drops can bring about an entirely new and absolutely lip smacking flavor. Cooking Brussels sprouts today? It will not stay the same boring vegetable when you sauté it with this incredibly delicious sauce.

Let’s have a look at how it is made!

Health Benefits

Balsamic Vinaigrette is one of the healthiest sauces you can use for any of your salad dressings or even for your cocktails. It contains some of the healthiest ingredients. Take mustard for example. It is rich in several minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.

Another amazing ingredient in it is the olive oil. It has known properties of being an anti-oxidant. It can reduce inflammation and it can keep you safe from strokes. Its light characteristics make it good for your heart as well!

The central ingredient of the sauce which is the basil leaves also contains essential oils that are quite wondrous for your health!

Now, you can have a mouthwatering treat which also keeps you healthy and happy! Enjoy it as a side or top it on your favorite foods for enjoying a savory meal.

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How to Make Balsamic Vinaigrette

  1. Throw all the ingredients balsamic vinegar, light olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, basil leaves. Salt, black pepper, dried oregano and garlic powder into your mini cuisinart and blend well.
  2. After a number of spins, turn the blender off and taste the balsamic vinaigrette. You may want to add some more of the ingredients depending on its taste and texture.
  3. If you want to keep the flavor average you can use the ingredients used here. But if you want a rich flavor of a little more spice, you add after wards and blend with one more spin.
  4. If the texture feels too light and you feel it dripping then you can add more Dijon mustard to get a firmer texture.
  5. Dress up your favorite salad with it and enjoy!


  • If you want to test the quality of your Balsamic Vinegar you can do the mirror test on it! If you can see your face reflected back in a bowl full of it you can be sure it’s of premium quality!
  • In some parts of the world, when a male child is born, he is given a bottle of the balsamic vinegar as a gift which is kept until the child has grown into an adult!

In Italy, Balsamic Vinaigrette is actually used to treat issues of indigestion and cold and not just as a tasty treat.

Susan White

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