Condiments, Salads & Dressings

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

May 12, 2014

This post brought to you by Pompeian. All opinions are 100% mine.

Simple balsamic vinaigrette

Did you know it’s National Salad and Vinegar month?! I have always wanted to make my own salad dressings. I have heard it’s the best way to get great flavor but it’s a little intimidating, right?  I decided it’s time to nip my fears in the bum and have teamed up with Pompeian to test out a few fun recipes including this super simple balsamic vinaigrette and show you how I’m #DressingItUp!

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I always seem to have a bottle of Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar in my pantry but had no idea it was a main ingredient in so many of these dressing recipes. The dark color never really screamed “Use me on a salad!” So when I pulled it out to create this dish I was nervous. Fingers crossed that it would turn out… I dived right in!

Simple balsamic vinaigrette recipe

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • 1/4 cup Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Place all of your ingredients in a jar. Tighten the lid and give it a good shake.

Simple balsamic vinaigrette ingredients

The first thing I noticed about this recipe is how quickly it all came together. Seriously, it only took me five minutes. I used some fresh spinach, a variety of cherry tomatoes, olives, sliced red onions, and a little feta to create a fresh Greek type salad. Drizzle a little of that vinaigrette over the veggie packed goodness and enjoy!  If you want to make it a meal you can even top this with some grilled chicken.

Simple balsamic vinaigrette easy recipe

My husband, who is not a salad eater, informed me that this recipe is a keeper. Pompeian won us over with it’s outstanding flavors. Speaking of, I had no idea there was such a large variety!

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Simple balsamic vinaigrette salad

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Comments (10)

  • Heather Reply

    May 12, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Ooooh, balsamic vinaigrette is my favorite 🙂

  • Vanessa Barker Reply

    May 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks so good and perfect for a summer meal.

  • Kimber Reply

    May 12, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I love balsamic! And homemade is the ONLY way to eat it YUM!

  • Amy Anderson Reply

    May 12, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I also love balsamic – this salad looks yummy!

  • Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade Reply

    May 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Yum! I love simple and delicious!

  • Leanne Reply

    May 13, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I love balsamic . I also love things I can whip up quickly. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty Reply

    May 13, 2014 at 8:24 am

    This looks so delicious! I love a fresh salad.. and I LOVE the shot of the dressing being poured…NAILED IT!

  • Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama Reply

    May 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    This sounds great!! Pinning to try later!

  • Amy | The Happy Scraps Reply

    May 15, 2014 at 8:03 am

    This salad looks delicious! My favorite salad is a chinese chicken salad. Mmmm, it’s a good one!

  • Holly C. Reply

    May 16, 2014 at 8:58 am

    This makes my salads loos so boring. This is so fancy!

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