Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette

August 28, 2020


By: Jasmine Briones 

Make salads enjoyable again with this easy balsamic vinaigrette. It’s made with just a handful of simple ingredients and is ready in less than 5 minutes.

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Who doesn’t love a quick and easy salad dressing? Balsamic Vinaigrette is always the right choice when it comes to topping your greens. It offers the perfect tangy sweetness that can make even the most bitter greens palatable.

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For this dressing, here’s all you will need:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Maple Syrup
  • Salt
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Balsamic Vinaigrette is a great dressing to prepare for meal prep since you can simply add all of the ingredients into a jar, give it a good shake, and enjoy. It will also last in the fridge for a while too, so you can make it in large quantities to have on hand when you need it.

The key to taking your balsamic vinaigrette to the next level is using high-quality ingredients. We recommend purchasing a nice EVOO and balsamic vinegar if possible.

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Craving more dressings? Here are some that we love!

What would all of these dressings be without out some tasty salads to enjoy them with? Here are few of our favorites:

We hope you will try out this balsamic vinaigrette dressing and that you will enjoy it as much as we do. Let us know in the comments what your favorite salad is!

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Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy balsamic vinaigrette is the perfect go-to dressing for all of your salad needs. Plus, it takes only a couple of minutes to prepare!


  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • Fresh-ground pepper


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a sealable jar. 
  2. Cover the jar tightly with a lid and then shake vigorously until everything is combined. 
  3. Serve over your favorite salad and enjoy. 


  • This dressing is best if used the day it is made.
  • Store in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. Keep in mind that the olive oil will solidify so I suggest leaving it  out to come to room temperature/to loosen up before using you will need to warm it before mixing it and using it.
  • The key to taking your balsamic vinaigrette to the next level is using high-quality ingredients. We recommend high-quality EVOO and balsamic vinegar if possible. 
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Dressings
  • Method: No Cook

Keywords: Dressings, Balsamic, vinegar, sauce, salad, vinaigrette, 3 minute, easy

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

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