Viva La Balsamic Vinaigrette

★★★★★ 1 Review
cathylynne29 avatar
By cathy tate
from high point, NC

The virtue of vinaigrettes is their simplicity. I was tired of the basic formulas and the store bought brands. I was trying to think of a way to kick up a recipe a notch or two. I put things together until I thought it tasted several steps above the store bought brands, alot fresher and it seemed to make the salad crispier and lighter! It is best served over arugala, the lettuce with a big peppery taste.

serves approximately 1 cup
prep time 15 Min
method Blend


  • 1/4 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1
    shallot, minced
  • 1-2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2/3 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste

How To Make

  • 1
    Wisk together balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, shallot, garlic, salt, parsley and thyme.
  • 2
    Slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil, whisking constantly. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Refrigerate overnight for the flavors to mingle. Best served over arugala.

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