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Side view of balsamic vinaigrette dressing in a small jar with a spoon

Balsamic Dressing

This Balsamic Vinaigrette is tangy, sweet and puts all other salad dressings to shame. It's jam-packed with mouthwatering flavors and easy to make in just seconds in your blender – or just in a bowl! Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, low carb, keto and easily Whole30 compliant.

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword balsamic vinaigrette, balsamic vinegar dressing, creamy balsamic dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 90 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1/2 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced, or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 small shallot or ¼ small red onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard or grainy mustard
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup For keto, sub coconut flower nectar or Lakanto sugar-free syrup. Can use honey if not vegan. Omit for Whole30 or sub homemade date syrup
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper or to taste


  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium jar or bowl. Shake or whisk until combined. Alternatively, add to a small food processor or a high-speed blender and puree until smooth.

    Top view of ingredients to make easy balsamic dressing in a jar
  2. Adjust any seasoning to taste, then chill in the fridge until ready to use. 

    Top view of creamy vegan Balsamic Dressing in a small jar with a whisk
  3. Store any leftovers in a resealable jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Shake well before using.

    Side view of balsamic vinaigrette dressing in a small jar with a spoon

Recipe Notes

How to store

This vinaigrette should be stored in an airtight container or a resealable jar in the fridge. It will stay fresh for up to 1 week! Don't forget to shake it up before using it so all the ingredients are well incorporated.

How to freeze:

Salad dressings generally don't freeze well, as the ingredients tend to separate while they thaw. 

But if you'd like to do some experimentation, try freezing small portions in an ice cube tray for up to 1 month, thawing them out in the fridge and mixing/shaking the thawed mixture very well before using.

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.