Mama's Balsamic Vinaigrette

    10 mins

    This is a wonderful vinaigrette that my mother invented. It's wonderful as a dressing, but we also use it for chicken marinade and steamed veggies.

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    Makes: 12 servings

    • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well before serving. Store in the refrigerator.

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    This dressing is fantastic - with one possible exception. As is, it's alot on the vinegary side. I added an extra teaspoon of the dijon mustard and everyone raved! Used it on mesculine mix for a wonderful salad.  -  21 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have to agree with Dadcooks. If you have a good quality balsamic vinegar, this vinaigrette is spectacular. (To make a cheap balsamic vinegar better tasting, reduce it to half in a non reactive metal pot over low heat. It takes time but worth it if you want that yummy taste).  -  22 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great and easy recipe. I did cut the vinegar to 1/2 cup, added more garlic and some crushed red pepper flakes. This will be a mainstay now in our house.  -  10 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)