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Healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

With just 3 simple ingredients and less than 5 minutes, you can have a Healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe that's packed with flavor and ready to drizzle on your favorite salads, pasta salad, or even use as a marinade!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


  • ½ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or honey
  • Pinch of salt optional


  • Add ingredients to a 16-ounce mason jar and shake until well combined. Alternatively, you can add the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend for 20-30 seconds, or until smooth.  
  • Use immediately or store balsamic vinaigrette dressing in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks between servings. Bring to room temperature and shake well before using.



Each serving is roughly 2 tablespoons of salad dressing.
Recipe Tips
  • Use high-end. Better quality ingredients will result in the tastiest balsamic salad dressing.
  • Go low-carb. Substitute liquid stevia extract for honey, maple syrup, or agave. 
  • Blend on high. Using a food processor or blender will make a smoother dressing than simply a good shake with hand mixing.
  • Add flavor. Toss in some fresh herbs, garlic, pepper, or lemon juice. 
  • Do more than salad. Marinate chicken, or drizzle over grilled steak or veggies with this balsamic dressing recipe.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg