Recipe: Easy and Delicious Balsamic Vinaigrette

I make this all the time. So easy and fast with ingredients I always have on hand great balsamic Vinaigrette recipe for any salad
This is my first year growing lettuce and I’m super excited to say it’s going really well. I’m pretty bad about letting produce die in our fridge so this works out great for us.
Instead of buying a big box of lettuce and getting through it I can just snip what I need for this meal. I’m kind of in love.

For our first homegrown lettuce I whipped up some of my easy everything in the shelf Balsamic Vinaigrette. This is great for entertaining and you can add different things to adjust it to your own tastes so I thought I’d share.

I do equal parts balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil (usually a small portion for me where I have left overs is 1/8 C of each) . Then I add a couple shakes of garlic salt and pepper flakes to taste. You can make as much or as little as you want just start with equal parts oil and vinegar.

Next I whisk it all together so it’s well combined and taste it. Sometimes I end up adding a little more salt or more balsamic or vinegar depending on how I feel that day. You can throw in any other herbs or lemon juice for a little change. But that’s the basic recipe with how I make it most of the time. I just throw the left overs into a container. Even better than that if you have a small jar just throw all the ingredients in that and shake like crazy (I couldn’t find my small jar this time).

And here’s an obligatory I’m so proud of my little garden shot for you. Seriously it’s so much fun to cut my own lettuce. I’ve never tried to make any other kind of dressing but I’m curious. If you know of a good one for me to tried I’d love you to let me know in the comments :)

hands down the best and easiest salad dressing. Great balsamic vinaigrette recipe


  1. I love your little garden! I am harvesting cucumbers right now, it is so amazing!

  2. I should look into growing lettuce as my kale and chard are not doing so well!! Anyhow, try this: juice of 1 line and a little pulp, 3tbl honey, oil of choice and rice wine vinegar. I add a few seasonings and cyanne pepper. YUM!

  3. Yay, this is awesome! I always want to know how to make my own dressing but never have a clue! I will for sure have to try this! :)

  4. Awesome I’m definitely going to try this I’m excited thanks!

  5. I sometimes add a little orange juice and even a little maple sirup to sweeten it up :)

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  6. I haven’t grown a garden in years since our subdivsion doesn’t really allow for gardens and we don’t have enough sun for one. I bet it’s fun gathering your own lettuce. I waste a lot from the store too. Thanks for sharing your dressing recipe at Your Cozy Home Party this week!

  7. Very nice, please link it up with me today at Wow Us Wednesday. Following you on LF now:)

  8. Wow – that is so awesome! I think I definitely need to grow lettuce next year!! Your garden looks great – love the picture.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at Romance on a dime. I’m pinning it – and I want to share this post on my facebook fan page.

  9. Congrats on your lettuce! I LOVE balsamic dressing! Will need to try this one. :)

    PS – I’m hosting a giveaway this week!:

  10. Wow….this is easy and sounds incredibly delicious!

  11. I can’t wait to try this…thanks so much for sharing :)

  12. Looks so delicious! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

  13. Sounds and looks delicious! Your lettuce looks great! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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