Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is a classic balsamic vinaigrette, mixing the acid of the balsamic with the hint of garlic, and a touch of oregano.  Vigorous shaking after the quality olive oil will emulsify the liquids into an amazing vinaigrette, bursting with flavor.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is a wonderful and easy balsamic vinaigrette to make. Crush the minced garlic into a paste with some Kosher salt, then add some oregano and black pepper. Then add the olive oil and emulsify with vigorous shaking. Perfect with your favorite salad.
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Course: Dressing
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Balsamic
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 146kcal


  • Tools you'll need: Jar with a tight fitting lid.
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and minced
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp good quality aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup good quality olive oil


  • Add the salt to the minced garlic
  • Mash the garlic and salt with the back of a fort, or in a mortar and pestle
  • Add the garlic paste to the jar
  • Add the balsamic vinegar, oregano and black pepper
  • Slowly pour in the olive oil
  • Seal the lid to the jar
  • Shake the jar vigorously for about two minutes.
  • Let rest for a short moment, then shake again until dressing has emulsified and become a bit thicker in consistency
  • Can be made 1 to 2 days ahead of serving


Calories: 146kcal
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