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.
Course Dressing
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Kris Longwell


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


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

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