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Best balsamic vinaigrette ever – 40 aprons

This is simply the best balsamic vinaigrette recipe ever! It’s super easy to make and is spicy and slightly sweetened, thanks to a little maple syrup. I serve it often, always with rave reviews. Skip the maple syrup if you prefer a tastier balsamic dressing.

Side view of a glass jar of balsamic vinaigrette on a wooden cutting board with salad in the background.

What makes this recipe so good

  • Making your own balsamic vinaigrette is that easy and this simple 4-ingredient recipe gives you the BEST balsamic vinaigrette ever. It is tangy and perfectly sweet, thanks to a touch of maple syrup.
  • You it doesn’t need any fancy equipment – just a bowl and a whisk. If you have any sauce left over, store it in a glass jar. Easy!
  • I already said there is only 4 ingredients in this recipe? I don’t know if you’ve ever looked at the label on store-bought balsamic vinaigrette, but they typically contain a lot more than 4 ingredients.
  • This is super easy to scale for multiple servings. Great if you are a big salad eater or just preparing lunch for a large group.

The chef’s advice

  • Advanced balsamic vinaigrette will refrigerate for up to 3 weeks as long as you keep it in an airtight container. You may notice that the oil solidifies when the dressing is cold. Just let it sit and reach room temperature before https://www.capitollightinginc.com/ serving or put it in the microwave for 3-5 seconds. Beat well and it will re-incorporate smoothly.
  • If you are looking for a topping, that is it more on the salty side, use less maple syrup or skip it altogether.
  • For a thicker vinaigrette, blend everything together in the blender instead of whisking. I prefer mine on the slimmer side, but you do!
Balsamic vinaigrette poured from a glass jar onto a large salad with green lettuce and red tomatoes.

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Side view of a glass jar of balsamic vinaigrette on a wooden cutting board with salad in the background.

Best balsamic vinaigrette ever

Preparation:15 minutes

Cooked:0 minutes

Total:15 minutes

One taste of this fantastic balsamic vinaigrette and you’ll never buy in-store purchase again!


  • Add the balsamic vinegar, salt, and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup to a medium bowl. Whisk vigorously until the ingredients are well blended.
  • Slowly pour the olive oil into the balsamic vinegar mixture, beating vigorously until smooth and dark with no separate greasy spots.
  • Taste and add more maple syrup if necessary, mixing well to mix well. Serve immediately or transfer to a jar with an airtight lid and Slot Online refrigerate until use. Note that getting dressed want separate over time. Just whisk well to replenish or hermetically seal the jar and shake well.


  • Maple syrup: Start with just 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and dip a piece of lettuce into the prepared vinaigrette to taste it. To add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon more maple syrup to taste, tasting between each addition. For a tastier vinaigrette, skip the maple syrup completely.
  • Do it Keto: Use your favorite maple-flavored keto sweetener, such as Lakanto maple-flavored Monkfruit syrup.

Nutritional information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 267kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 27g, Saturated fats: 4g, Polyunsaturated fats: 3g, Monounsaturated fat: 20g, Sodium: 292mg, Potassium: 24mg, Sugar: 6g, Soccer: 12mg, Iron: 1mg, Net carbohydrates: 7g

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Cheryl Malik is the recipe developer, writer and photographer behind the healthy, flavorful, family-friendly recipes of 40 Aprons. She has been a blogger for over 10 years and is known for her delicious recipes and detailed recipe instructions. Cheryl is a mom of three who lives in Memphis, TN.

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