Here's the best, creamy, homemade balsamic vinaigrette on the planet
Thanks for the patience as I get hyperbolic.
But this balsamic vinaigrette recipe is as good as anything you’ll get at a fancy restaurant. In fact, they probably made it using the same method with the same tools.
Grab the recipe now or continue reading for more genuine excitement about this homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing we made in our Vitamix. 🙂
Coming to terms with the secret to perfect balsamic vinaigrette
I discovered the magical salad dressing, balsamic vinaigrette, at a restaurant years ago.
This is so good!
So I tried to buy a bottle at the grocery store.
- Did I get the wrong brand?
- Did I get the wrong type?
- Was I dreaming about being served a magical dressing called balsamic vinaigrette?
You gotta make it by hand.
Get the ingredients and emulsify them.
I’ll make it at home and mix it with a fork. Vigorously, if I must.
You can’t possibly need a Vitamix to make restaurant quality, creamy balsamic vinaigrette, can you? I can’t tell my want-to-be-healthy readers there’s a $400 barrier to this dressing, can I?
You could probably emulsify a balsamic vinaigrette with a hand mixer or some other blender, sure. We should probably do a side-by-side, double-blind taste test.
But until we do, I’m gonna say it. The easiest way to make the best creamiest, most delicious, restaurant-quality balsamic salad dressing is with a Vitamix.
(Pictured above is a Vitamix A3500 (review) with an 8-ounce container. You can make this dressing in pretty much any container, but this setup will let you make the smallest possible batch. Which is ideal when it’s just you and your wife for lunch).
This simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing is all you need for awesome, easy, quick and healthy salads. But if you want to get creative and seasonal, check out our other incredible vinaigrettes: Bright blueberry balsamic in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, and apricot in the spring.
The best balsamic vinaigrette known to man.
- extra virgin olive oil - 2 parts
- balsamic vinegar - 2 parts
- dijon mustard - 1 part
- salt and pepper - to taste
- UPGRADE OPTION
- maple syrup - 1 part
- Add ingredients into Vitamix container.
- Ramp from variable speed 1 to 10.
- Blend on high for 30 seconds to emulsify.
- Pour on your favorite salad.
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE