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Salad Dressing 101 ingredients on a white plate and mason jar.

Balsamic Dressing

A go to dressing with bold flavor and makes any vegetable based salad feel really special. Savory, vinegary and rich - you'll want to drink this right out of the bowl.
Course Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar the best you can afford
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp garlic freshly minced or from a jar
  • ½ tsp oregano dried
  • cup olive oil your favorite brand
  • ¼ tsp salt to start
  • tsp pepper ground
  • pinch of crushed red pepper optional


  • Combine the balsamic, sugar, garlic and oregano in a glass measuring cup. Slowly pour the oil in a steady stream while whisking continuously whisking. Add the spices and sugar and correct for seasoning. 


Whisking Alternatives:
  • If you have a hard time whisking, hold the whisk between the palm of both hands and swish back and forth (like you're washing your hands) while keeping the whisk at the bottom of the measuring cup the whole time.
  • Follow the recipe but place the ingredients in a jelly or canning jar. Shake vigorously to incorporate and mix the dressing.