Balsamic Vinaigrette

Hey guys! This next recipe is one of my FAVORITES! Literally, I put this vinaigrette on almost every salad I make at home now. It’s that good. The best part? It only has a few ingredients and is super quick to make!

To make this vinaigrette, it will make your lives a million times easier if you have an immersion blender. If you don’t know what that is, it’s that tall, skinny hand blender. If you don’t have one, you can use a regular blender, or if you feel like a work out, do it all by hand with a whisk! Don’t really recommend the last way though…

Shall we get started?


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • few dashes of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Combine all ingredients except for the olive oil and blend until it is a smooth consistency.
  2. Once smooth, keep the blender running and very slowly drizzle the olive oil in a thin stream.
  3. Keep blending until the olive oil is fully combined and the consistency is thicker.
  4. Drizzle or pour over salad and enjoy!
Balsamic Vinaigrette

As always, feel free to reach out if you need any help!

Thanks for stopping by The Cooking Cactus!

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