White Balsamic Vinaigrette (2024)

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White Balsamic Vinaigrette is a homemade salad dressing recipe that's sweet and tangy, easy to make and complements any salad!

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White Balsamic Vinaigrette

It's gone international! Our white balsamic dressing is, hands-down, my absolute favorite go-to homemade vinaigrette!

And let me tell you, it is always a hit! So much so that I have already divulged my recipe to numerous family members and, yes, the recipe has now gone international and crossed the pond over to our relatives in Ireland!

And so it's time to share this Swirls' favorite with you!

Making a homemade vinaigrette couldn't be easier and more delicious.

Why buy expensive store bought salad dressings which typically contain high amounts of sugar and numerous preservatives when you can make your own healthier, and guaranteed, fabulously delicious vinaigrette?

Our balsamic salad dressing complements any salad and is especially fabulous on baby greens with pears, pecans and blue cheese!

With just a few basic kitchen ingredients you can now make this easy salad dressing recipe in just minutes.

Either whisk the ingredients together or, even easier, put all the ingredients in a mason jar, put the top on and shake, shake, shake! How easy is that?

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And even better, you can store your salad dressing in that same mason jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.

It’s time to make your salad burst with this sweet balsamic dressing and lots of homemade deliciousness!

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Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips

  • Use country style Dijon mustard to add texture to your vinaigrette
  • Add chopped fresh basil
  • Don't have white balsamic vinegar? No worries! For every 1 tablespoon of white balsamic vinegar you can substitute 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or cider vinegar plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar!

Substitutions

  • Make this salad dressing with 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced, in place of the garlic powder
  • Substitute honey for the sugar

Storage

  • A good rule of thumb is to store homemade salad dressings for about 1 week in the refrigerator.
  • Since there are no preservatives or chemicals in your homemade salad dressing to preserve their shelf life, it is best to store your vinaigrette or creamy dressing in the refrigerator in a glass jar with a sealed lid.
  • As always, I find it helpful to visit the FDA website for food storage guidelines

What can I substitute for white balsamic vinegar?

For every 1 tablespoon of white balsamic vinegar you can substitute 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar!

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How to make homemade salad dressing

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  1. Combine oil. vinegar, Dijon, sugar, kosher salt and garlic and whisk, or shake in a jar,until thoroughly blended.
  2. Tossjust enough with your favorite salad to lightly coat.
  3. Refrigerate the remaining vinaigrette for another time.
  4. Vinaigrette will stay fresh for about one week.

Ingredients for white balsamic vinaigrette

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • white balsamic vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • sugar
  • kosher salt
  • garlic powder

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White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade White Balsamic Vinaigrette, my favorite year round vinaigrette, is sweet and tangy, compliments any salad and easy to make!

Course Salad

Cuisine Italian

Keyword balsamic vinaigrette, homemade salad dressing, homemade vinaigrette, how to make a vinaigrette

Prep Time 5 minutes minutes

Total Time 5 minutes minutes

Servings 14

Calories 152kcal

Author Gwynn Galvin

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Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and whisk, or shake in a jar, until thoroughly blended.

  • Toss just enough with your favorite salad to lightly coat.

  • Refrigerate remaining vinaigrette for another time. Vinaigrette will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Makes 1 2/3 cups

Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips

  • Use country style Dijon mustard to add texture to your vinaigrette
  • Add chopped fresh basil
  • Don't have white balsamic vinegar? No worries! For every 1 tablespoon of white balsamic vinegar you can substitute 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or cider vinegar plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar!

Substitutions

  • Make this salad dressing with 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced, in place of the garlic powder
  • Substitute honey for the sugar

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

First Published: May 16, 2015... Last Updated: June 1, 2022 for better readability and user experience

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White Balsamic Vinaigrette (2024)

FAQs

What is white balsamic vinaigrette made of? ›

To make the white balsamic vinaigrette, simply combine some good-quality olive oil, white/golden balsamic vinegar, sweetener (I used honey), salt and pepper and Italian seasonings. If you want some extra flavor, you could also add in some minced garlic.

What is a substitute for white balsamic vinegar in salad dressing? ›

White balsamic vinegar substitute: Substitute white balsamic vinegar with white wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar to prevent color changes in your recipe.

What is the difference between balsamic vinegar and white balsamic vinegar? ›

White Balsamic Vinegar While similar to its classic counterpart, white balsamic is a milder and slightly less-sweet version. It's primarily made in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna by cooking white Trebbiano grapes, but at a higher pressure and lower temperature, to retain its pale and golden hue.

Why is white balsamic vinegar so expensive? ›

Authentic balsamic vinegar is aged no less than 12 years. Cheaper balsamic vinegars are aged for a shorter amount of time in larger barrels and are typically mixed with wine vinegar and have coloring added.

Is white balsamic vinaigrette good for you? ›

Balsamic vinegar contains no fat and very little natural sugar. It's been proven to lower cholesterol, stabilize blood pressure, support weight loss, and improve your skin.

What to use white balsamic vinegar for? ›

At Che Fico, chef David Nayfeld uses white balsamic to brighten up vegetable dishes and salads—anything that could use a touch of agrodolce, or sweet-tart flavor. It's floral and fruity with a sweet finish, like a wine we wouldn't mind drinking a glass of.

Should I refrigerate balsamic vinegar after opening? ›

While refrigeration after opening is required for many pantry staples, it is not necessary for balsamic vinegar. Putting the balsamic vinegar in the fridge can potentially cause condensation to form on the inside of the bottle, diluting the flavor.

Does white balsamic vinegar go bad? ›

Generally speaking, a high-quality balsamic vinegar that's been properly stored in a cool, dark place should last for several years or even decades. However, the flavor and quality of the vinegar may start to degrade over time.

How can you tell if balsamic vinegar is high quality? ›

Good quality balsamic vinegar will have its ingredients listed as “Grape must, tradizionale'. This means that it has been aged for at least 12 years, and the vinegar will thick and sweet. Cheaper vinegar will be combined with a wine vinegar, caramel, flavourings and other ingredients.

Does Costco sell white vinegar? ›

Four Monks Distilled White Vinegar, 1 Gallon, 2 ct | Costco.

Is white Italian condiment the same as white balsamic vinegar? ›

For years it went by the name white balsamic vinegar, as it's made with similar ingredients. Due to some legal constraints, it's no longer available as white balsamic, but can be found under the names white Modena vinegar, or white Italian condiment.

What's the difference between apple cider vinegar and white balsamic vinegar? ›

The main difference between balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar is their flavor profile and ingredients. Balsamic vinegar is sweet, complex, and made from grape must, while apple cider vinegar is tangy and derived from fermented apple juice.

What is the white stuff in balsamic vinegar? ›

If it looks a little bit cloudy, or there is some sediment at the bottom of the bottle, that is probably just the mother of vinegar precipitating out of the liquid. It is still safe to consume, but if you do not like the cloudiness, you can strain it out.

What does white balsamic reduction taste like? ›

White Balsamic Vinegar has a sweet, subtle flavor and a clean color. This vinegar is mainly used in marinades, in salad dressings and light colored sauces.

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