Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: Makes enough dressing for 4 side salads

It is important to know how to make a basic balsamic vinaigrette as this delicious dressing pairs perfectly with almost any salad.


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3-4 grinds freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar


  1. Pour the vinegar into a bowl and then add the salt, pepper and sugar. Whisk the mixture until all of the sugar and salt have completely dissolved.
  2. In a slow and steady steam, pour in the olive oil, while whisking vigorously to combine, and continue to mix until the color of the mixture becomes a pale shade of brown. Season the vinaigrette to taste with additional salt, pepper or sugar if needed, and serve immediately.


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