Best Balsamic Vinaigrette

Best Balsamic Vinaigrette

There's no need to buy bottled dressing when homemade is as simple as this recipe. The secret ingredient here is a splash of soy sauce, which adds a big bump of flavor. The dressing is tangy, so feel free to add an additional splash of olive oil if you want to tone down the acidity. 

Course Salad
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Author katiemorford


  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons coarse/whole grain Dijon mustard (such as Maille or Grey Poupon)
  • cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 2 teaspoons minced shallot (optional)


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a jar with a lid. Shake vigorously to blend. Store in the fridge until ready to use.