Balsamic Vinaigrette

July/August 2013

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In this balsamic vinaigrette recipe, the addition of Italian seasoning adds an extra layer of flavor and spice. Use as a quick and easy balsamic vinegar salad dressing or as a balsamic marinade for chicken that’s delicious and moist.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes: About 1 cup

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

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  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Place oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Or blend in a large glass measuring cup or wide jar with an immersion blender.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


Per 2-tablespoon serving: 145 calories; 14 g fat (2 g sat, 11 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 182 mg sodium; 37 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 3 fat

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Recipe Categories

8 or more
Health & Diet Considerations
Low cholesterol
Gluten free
Low carbohydrate
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Preparation/ Technique
Type of Dish
Salad dressing
Ease of Preparation
Total Time
15 minutes or less
July/August 2013
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