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Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

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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!

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

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

What are your favorite salads?

Holly C.

Friday 16th of May 2014

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

Amy | The Happy Scraps

Thursday 15th of May 2014

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

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

Tuesday 13th of May 2014

This sounds great!! Pinning to try later!

Yvonne @ TriedandTasty

Tuesday 13th of May 2014

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


Tuesday 13th of May 2014

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

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