Easy Salad Bar Ideas

These DIY salad bar ideas are easy to prep for a satisfying meal! Load up a plate with salad toppings…

These DIY salad bar ideas are easy to prep for a satisfying meal! Load up a plate with salad toppings for an easy dinner on a weeknight or feeding a crowd.

Salad bar ideas

Not everyone loves vegetables. But almost everyone can get behind a good salad bar! We love the concept of salad bar for an easy dinner idea—something about calling it “salad bar” makes it more glamorous!

There are certain salad toppings that scream salad bar and make it even more special, like peas, hard-boiled eggs, or cottage cheese (or bacon bits!). Below, we’re sharing our favorite salad bar ideas so that you can recreate this simple weeknight dinner yourself.

Top salad bar ideas

The key to making a salad bar into a filling meal is to offer good protein options. If you’re making a vegetarian or vegan salad bar, use ingredients with plant based protein like beans, legumes, and nuts. Here are our top salad bar ideas for building your own at home (or jump to the recipe):

  1. Greens: Romaine lettuce, spinach, and mixed baby greens.
  2. Hard boiled eggs: With 6 grams of protein each, eggs are also one of the most nutrient-filled vegetarian protein sources around.
  3. Chicken: Make a recipe of pan seared chicken and slice it into strips of cubes.
  4. Cheese: Cheese is a great vegetarian protein: try shredded cheese, cheese cubes, or cottage cheese.
  5. Legumes: Try green peas, cooked lentils (like brown lentils or French lentils), black-eyed peas, and beans, like garbanzo beans / chickpeas, black beans, lima beans, white beans, or kidney beans.
  6. Whole grains: Try cooked quinoa, barley, farro, bulgur wheat, brown rice, or wild rice.
  7. Nuts and seeds: Try almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds.
  8. Raw veggies: Chop raw vegetables for toppings like carrots, broccoli, green onions, cauliflower, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers.
  9. Bacon bits: Bacon bits are classic, as is cubed ham. (We eat mostly vegetarian so we use this coconut bacon).
  10. Salad dressing: Try our list of top homemade salad dressing recipes.
  11. Croutons: Top it all off with crunchy homemade croutons and your salad bar will be a hit.
Salad bar ideas

Tips for prep

The key to making a salad bar at home? Allow some prep time for all the vegetables; it does take a bit of time for cleaning and chopping. We like preparing extra veggies to use for lunches or dinners for days later. If you’re a hard-boiled egg fan like we are, make them in advance or leave enough time for easy prep (about 30 minutes total).

Salad dressings for a salad bar

Another key to salad bar dinner is a good salad dressing! We have a whole collection of delicious homemade salad dressings that are perfect for salad bar ideas. Honestly, we like leaning into classic salad bar nostalgia with ideas like Thousand Island and Blue Cheese! Here are some of our favorite salad dressing recipes to use on salad bar night:

Salad bar ideas

Dietary notes

These salad bar ideas are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based (depending on which ideas you use for your salad).

Frequently asked questions

What are some creative salad bar ideas?

Offer seasonal ingredients: berries in summer, apples in fall, etc.

Include cuisine-centered flavors: Mediterranean, Asian, Mexican, etc.

Provide a “build your own” option for customized salads.

Offer pre-made salad combinations for inspiration.

Include a “superfood” section with ingredients like quinoa, chia seeds, and hemp seeds.

How can I make my salad bar more appealing to kids?

Include kid-friendly toppings like grapes, raisins, and goldfish crackers.

Create a separate “kiddie corner” with bite-sized options.

Use colorful bowls and utensils to make it more fun.

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Salad Bar Ideas


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
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Description

These DIY salad bar ideas are easy to prep! A plate loaded with salad toppings is perfect for weeknight dinners or feeding a crowd.


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Make the hard boiled eggs, according to the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs or Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs methods.
  2. Wash and chop the vegetables; place them in serving bowls.
  3. Drain and rinse the chickpeas or beans, if using.
  4. Make the salad dressing. Serve!

Notes

These salad bar ideas are a meal concept, not a recipe: get creative and customize your toppings based on your preferences and what you have on hand! Add cooked meat for a non-vegetarian option. For a vegetarian option, be sure to include enough protein-filled items to satisfy, like eggs, chickpeas, cheese, and nuts.

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Strawberry Salad

This easy strawberry salad recipe features a creamy homemade balsamic dressing, toasted nuts, and sweet ripe berries. It’s the perfect…

This easy strawberry salad recipe features a creamy homemade balsamic dressing, toasted nuts, and sweet ripe berries. It’s the perfect side dish!

Strawberry Salad recipe

Ready for our favorite strawberry salad recipe? Strawberries are a natural flavor pairing with the acidity of balsamic vinegar. So for this salad, we used our favorite balsamic vinaigrette dressing to perfectly accentuate the bright red sweet berries. Paired with red onions and toasted almonds, it’s a simple and delicious side everyone loves!

Why we love this recipe: As cookbook authors who’ve been sharing recipes online for over a decade, this is one of our favorite ways to eat strawberries! We’ve made it dozens of times with rave reviews, and it works with a variety of meals. The flavor combination just pops!

“Simple and yummy! I regularly make balsamic dressing but your directions took it up a notch from my usual. I’ll be enjoying this for the next few days!” -C.

Ingredients in strawberry salad; Strawberries, greens, pecans, red onion, feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette

Ingredients in strawberry salad

Strawberry salad is a pretty classic dish, so our best strawberry salad stays true to form. Here’s what’s in our favorite strawberry salad recipe:

  • Ripe strawberries: Finding ripe strawberries is the number one key to a good strawberry salad! If you don’t have access to local berries, try to buy in the summer when strawberries are in season and find the ripest strawberries that you can. If you’re looking to mix it up with the type of berry, try our Blueberry Salad or Blackberry Salad.
  • Homemade balsamic dressing: Strawberries are a natural pair with the acidity of balsamic vinegar, which makes the berries shine! This homemade dressing is so simple, you’ll never go back.
  • Cheese crumbles: Cheese crumbles make for a perfect strawberry salad, though they’re not required. We like feta cheese or goat cheese. For vegan, simply omit the cheese crumbles and it’s just as good!
  • Nuts: Add nuts for crunch in this salad; you can use any you’d like! We recommend pecans, walnuts, or sliced toasted almonds.
  • Red onion: The color and flavor of red onion is our final touch to bring a savory flair to this salad. Here’s a tip to get rid of onion breath: soak the onion slices in cold water for about 15 to 20 minutes before serving! This mellows the flavor and softens the risk of onion breath.

How to make strawberry salad: step by step

A key to making this strawberry salad recipe is taking the time to mix up your own homemade balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing. It’s a nice alternative using purchased salad dressings, which can contain additives and most importantly, just don’t taste as good!

When Alex and I first started cooking together, we threw out our store-bought salad dressings and start making homemade! It makes a world of difference for a great salad. Here’s how to make strawberry salad (or jump to the full recipe for exact quantities):

Step 1: Prepare the fresh ingredients: wash and clean the strawberries, salad greens, and slice the onion.

Step 1: Clean the strawberries and slice them. Wash and dry the salad greens. Thinly slice the red onion (if desired, soak it in cold water for 15 minutes before serving to mellow the flavor).

Step 2: Toast the nuts in a skillet for 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 2: If desired, toast the nuts for a few minutes until they are golden brown, stirring frequently and watching carefully so that they don’t burn. Immediately remove the nuts to a plate.

Step 3: Whisk together the balsamic vinaigrette dressing in a medium bowl.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and kosher salt. Then gradually whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until fully emulsified and creamy.

To serve, spread the greens on a plate and top with strawberries, red onion, nuts, cheese crumbles, vinaigrette, and several grinds of black pepper.

Want a different dressing? Other salad dressing options include Poppy Seed Dressing, Strawberry Vinaigrette, or Citrus Salad Dressing.

Strawberry Salad recipe

Variations on the nuts

If you have time, toasting the nuts is a great way to step up the flavors! It really does intensify the flavors in a noticeable way. Add the nuts to a dry skillet and toast for 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently. Immediately remove to a plate. See How to Toast Pecans, How to Toast Almonds, or How to Toast Walnuts.

Other variations on the nuts include hazelnuts, chopped pistachios, candied pecans, or candied walnuts.

Other cheese ideas

Cheese is optional but adds a welcome savory contrast. We like feta cheese or goat cheese crumbles. Gorgonzola or Parmesan cheese also work. Omit cheese for a vegan salad and it’s just as tasty!

Make it into a main dish: protein adders

One of the things we like when we go out to eat is the ability to add protein to salads at many restaurants to make it into a meal! This strawberry salad works well with protein adders, since the savory protein compliments the sweet, juicy berries. Here are a few ideas of what we’d add here:

Storage and make ahead notes

Salads are notoriously suboptimal as leftovers, as they get soggy over time. For this reason, we like to plate individual salads when serving and simply drizzle the dressing over each plate or bowl. If making in advance, you can chop the components and store them refrigerated in separate individual containers. Directly before serving, allow the dressing to come to room temperature, then plate each salad.

More homemade salad dressing recipes

Here are a few of our favorite homemade salad dressing recipes:

Dietary notes

This strawberry salad recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, naturally sweet, and refined sugar free. For vegan, omit the cheese crumbles.

Frequently asked questions

What kind of strawberries are best for salad?

Ripe but firm strawberries are ideal: it’s best to buy them in strawberry season! Local berries are the best choice when you can find them. Avoid soft or mushy berries that will break down in the salad.

What can I add to my strawberry salad besides lettuce?

The possibilities are endless! Popular additions include spinach, arugula, crumbled feta cheese, chopped pecans or walnuts, or blueberries.

What kind of dressing is best for strawberry salad?

A light and flavorful dressing is key. A Balsamic Vinaigrette works very well, or try Poppy Seed Dressing, Strawberry Vinaigrette, or Citrus Salad Dressing.

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

It’s best to assemble the salad just before serving to prevent the strawberries from getting soggy. However, you can prepare the dressing and other ingredients in advance.

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Strawberry Salad recipe

Strawberry Salad


  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

This easy strawberry salad recipe features a creamy homemade balsamic dressing and sweet ripe berries. It’s the perfect side dish!


Ingredients

For the salad

  • 2 cups ripe strawberries
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens (mix of spinach and lettuce)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • ⅓ cup pecan pieces, chopped walnuts, or sliced almonds*
  • ⅓ cup feta cheese crumbles**
  • Fresh ground black pepper

For the balsamic vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Clean the strawberries and slice them. Wash and dry the salad greens. Thinly slice the red onion. To mellow the flavor, soak the onion slices in cold water for about 20 minutes prior to serving, then drain.
  2. Optional: In a small saucepan over medium heat, toast the nuts for a few minutes until they are golden brown, stirring frequently and watching carefully so that they don’t burn.
  3. Make the balsamic vinaigrette: In a medium bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and kosher salt. Then gradually whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until fully emulsified and creamy.
  4. To serve, spread the greens on a plate and top with strawberries, red onion, nuts, feta cheese crumbles, vinaigrette, and several grinds of black pepper.

Notes

*If you have time, toasting the nuts is a great way to step up the flavors! Add the nuts to a dry skillet and toast for 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently. Immediately remove to a plate. See How to Toast Pecans, How to Toast Almonds, or How to Toast Walnuts. Other variations on the nuts include hazelnuts, chopped pistachios, candied pecans, or candied walnuts.

**Cheese is optional but adds a welcome savory contrast. We like feta cheese or goat cheese crumbles. Gorgonzola or Parmesan cheese also work. Omit cheese for a vegan salad and use maple syrup in the dressing. 

Leftover and make ahead tips: Salads are notoriously suboptimal as leftovers, as they get soggy over time. We like to plate individual salads when serving and simply drizzle the dressing over each plate or bowl. If making in advance, chop the components and store them refrigerated in separate individual containers. Directly before serving, allow the dressing to come to room temperature, then plate each salad. 

Other salad dressing options include Poppy Seed Dressing, Strawberry Vinaigrette, or Citrus Salad Dressing.

Consider adding protein to make it a main dish! Try chicken like Parmesan crusted chicken, grilled chicken, or blackened chicken, salmon like baked salmon, pan seared salmon, or grilled salmon, or tofu like baked tofu, crispy tofu, or grilled tofu.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Strawberry Salad, Strawberry Salad recipe

Homemade Italian Dressing

Make restaurant-quality Italian dressing at home with this simple recipe! This zesty dressing is full of flavor and perfect for…

Make restaurant-quality Italian dressing at home with this simple recipe! This zesty dressing is full of flavor and perfect for salads, pasta salads, and more.

Italian Dressing in bowl with spoon, salad, and Parmesan cheese.

One of the top salad dressing recipes to make homemade: Italian dressing! This zingy Italian American vinaigrette is a staple that many of us have grown up with. Ever tried making it at home instead of opting for bottled?

As two cookbook authors, we’ve found the key to a great salad is a homemade salad dressing: they don’t have preservatives or added ingredients, are extremely tasty, and are quick to make! This zesty Italian dressing recipe is a fan-favorite recipe from our popular chopped salad, and it’s become our go-to easy vinaigrette for all types of salads.

Jump to the recipe—now.

What we love about this Italian dressing

This Italian dressing recipe is a standby recipe we’ve been making for over a decade. It all started with our famous chopped salad, which is always a hit with friends and family. Every time we serve it, people ask us for the recipe! Over the years, readers have constantly given us feedback they love it to. Here’s what we love about this recipe:

  • It’s delicious. Our readers have left comments like “IMO, This IS the best Italian dressing!” and “Wow this was so good! I made it for a Italian inspired mixed green salad that I made for guests and everyone loved it. I will definitely be making it again!”
  • It’s simple to whip up in 5 minutes. You need a few ingredients, a bowl and a whisk.
  • It’s versatile. You can use it on many different salads: and even as a marinade!
Italian Dressing recipe in bowl with spoon

Ingredients you’ll need

Turns out, Italian dressing is actually an Italian American creation, not a traditional Italian food! It’s a vinaigrette type dressing used in American and Canadian cuisine. In Italy, salads are dressed with olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice and salt at the table, not typically with a pre-mixed salad dressing. Italian dressing is an American creation that approximates the flavors and herbs in Italian food, like olive oil, garlic, basil, oregano and thyme.

The ingredients you’ll need for this Italian dressing are:

  • White wine vinegar: This pantry ingredient brings in the tangy flavor (helpful so you don’t have to buy a fresh lemon). Make sure to use white wine vinegar, not white vinegar, which has a very strong, acidic flavor.
  • Dijon mustard: Mustard adds tangy, savory flavor and helps to make the perfect emulsion.
  • Maple syrup or sugar: Adding a hint of sugar balances the acidity in this dressing. Maple syrup adds sweetness and not a strong maple flavor, so it’s our preference here.
  • Garlic: Everything is better with a little fresh garlic, and it carries the flavor of this dressing.
  • Dried oregano, thyme, and basil: The combination of these herbs make the perfect flavor. We’ve experimented with Italian seasoning, but this combination tastes better.
  • Olive oil: This heart-healthy oil is the binder in this dressing, making it cling to salad greens and vegetables.

Tips for how to make an emulsion

This homemade Italian dressing recipe is incredibly simple. The flavor is zesty and bright, full of garlic, white wine vinegar, maple syrup or sugar, Dijon mustard, and olive oil. Add to that a mix of Italian-style dried herbs: basil, thyme, and oregano, which bring in earthy flair. To make an emulsion for this homemade Italian salad dressing recipe, simply whisk it by hand. Here are a few tips:

  • Use a medium-sized bowl. To get the oil and vinegar to incorporate into a creamy emulsion, here’s a tip: use a medium-sized bowl to allow for enough movement of the whisk. (Trust us, we’ve tried it in small bowls before and it’s difficult to get the oil and vinegar to combine properly.)
  • Add the olive oil little by little. Add it tablespoon by tablespoon and whisk in between each until the oil fully incorporates.
  • Use Dijon mustard. Don’t leave out the mustard! Dijon mustard helps to form and lock in the emulsion. We’ve used this technique in our other vinaigrette recipes, like our Classic Vinaigrette and Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Grilled Chicken Salad with Italian dressing.

Ways to serve this Italian dressing recipe

This homemade Italian dressing recipe is perfect on any type of salad that you throw together! We’ve made it for years and have lots of readers who use it as a go-to salad dressing. It works well on many types of salad recipes, like a chopped salad, kale salad, or any green salad with flavors that would go with an Italian-style vinaigrette. Here are a few ideas of how to use it:

How would you serve this Italian salad dressing recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

More homemade salad dressing recipes

Homemade dressings have big, bold flavor and are easy to whip up! In fact, we rarely buy bottled dressing. Outside of this homemade Italian dressing recipe, here are a few of our other favorite salad dressing recipes:

This homemade Italian dressing recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.

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Italian Dressing

Italian Dressing Recipe


  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About ½ cup

Description

This zesty homemade Italian dressing recipe is full of flavor and easy to make at home! This one will become a go-to on first taste.


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or sugar
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated (about ¼ teaspoon) or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon each dried oregano, dried thyme, and dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and maple syrup. Grate in the garlic clove, then whisk together with the oregano, thyme, basil, and kosher salt.
  2. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, adding 1 tablespoon at a time and whisking until it incorporates, until an emulsion forms. Serve immediately. Store refrigerated and bring to room temperature before serving (keeps at least 2 weeks).
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Whisked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Italian dressing, Italian dressing recipe, Homemade italian dressing, How to make italian dressing,

Go-To Balsamic Vinaigrette

This easy balsamic vinaigrette recipe uses only 4 ingredients and whips up in minutes! With its balance of sweet, tangy,…

A Couple Cooks – Recipes worth repeating.

This easy balsamic vinaigrette recipe uses only 4 ingredients and whips up in minutes! With its balance of sweet, tangy, and savory, it will become your go-to salad dressing. Ditch store bought dressing for good!

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Looking for a simple salad dressing to make at home? There’s really nothing better than this balsamic vinaigrette recipe. It’s creamy, tangy, a little bit sweet, and has that “something” that keeps you coming back for another bite. It’s extremely versatile, perfect on everything from a classic strawberry salad to a simple green salad. It has a short ingredient list and it comes together in less than 5 minutes. So why ever buy it again?

Ingredients in this balsamic vinaigrette

This balsamic vinaigrette recipe is very simple to whip up, especially because you might already have the ingredients on hand in your pantry. For this recipe you’ll need:

  • Aged balsamic vinegar: The quality of balsamic does make a difference! Look for a mid-priced commercial grade balsamic vinegar, also known as balsamic vinegar of Modena (IGP) or aceto balsamico di Modena. It has a developed, tangy sweet flavor and is perfect for salad dressings.
  • Dijon mustard: This ingredient adds tangy flavor and helps the dressing to become thick and creamy.
  • Maple syrup: The sweetness balances the tang of the vinegar. You can also substitute honey.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: This rich oil makes the dressing come together.
  • Salt: Add just the right seasoning with a hint of salt.
Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe

How to make balsamic vinaigrette dressing

This balsamic vinaigrette recipe is incredibly simple. The flavor is zesty and bright, tangy from the vinegar, balanced with a touch of maple syrup. Then it’s mixed together with extra virgin olive oil to form a creamy emulsion. We’ve also added a touch of Dijon mustard to give a little more zing and to help the creamy dressing stay emulsified. Here’s how to make this balsamic vinaigrette:

  • Whisk the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. In order to get the oil and vinegar to incorporate well, use a medium-sized bowl to allow for enough movement of the whisk. First, whisk the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and salt.
  • Add the olive oil gradually. We typically add it tablespoon by tablespoon and whisk in between until the oil fully incorporates.
  • Don’t omit the mustard! The Dijon mustard helps to form and lock in the emulsion. This technique works in a few other vinaigrette salad dressing recipes, like our Classic Vinaigrette and Italian Dressing.
Balsamic vinegar bottle with balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Types of balsamic vinegar

There are lots of types of balsamic vinegar at the store, and they vary widely in quality. There are three categories of balsamic vinegar:

  • Traditional balsamic vinegar, aka aceto balsamico tradizionale. This type of balsamic is aged 12 to 18 years, and has a very thick, syrupy texture. It’s the highest quality and most expensive. It’s not necessary for this recipe.
  • Commercial grade balsamic vinegar, aka balsamic vinegar of Modena (IGP) or aceto balsamico di Modena. This type is aged less than 12 years and has a developed, tangy sweet flavor. Try a commercial grade balsamic for this recipe if you can find one!
  • Condiment grade balsamic vinegar is the lowest grade. It has a thinner texture that’s more similar to other types of vinegar. The flavor varies widely on the brand. Very cheap brands can use sugar to mimic the sweetness of grapes, so look for bottles with ingredients that are only grapes or grape must.

A good rule of thumb for buying a good balsamic: look for a mid-priced bottle. Price is typically indicative of quality!

Ways to serve it!

This balsamic vinaigrette recipe is perfect on any type of salad that you throw together, especially salads with a sweet element like apples, berries, or sweet potatoes! Here are a few ideas of how to use it:

How would you serve this balsamic vinaigrette recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

Pear Gorgonzola Salad

More homemade salad dressing recipes

There are so many delicious salad dressing recipes to try! After this homemade balsamic vinaigrette recipe, here some favorites to try:

This balsamic vinagirette recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe (4 Ingredients)


  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 11 tablespoons

Description

This easy balsamic vinaigrette recipe uses only 4 ingredients (plus salt) and whips up in minutes! With its balance of sweet, tangy, and savory, it will become your go-to salad dressing. Ditch store bought dressing for good!


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and salt until fully combined.
  2. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, adding 1 tablespoon at a time and whisking until it incorporates, until an emulsion forms.* Serve immediately. Store refrigerated and bring to room temperature before serving (keeps at least 2 weeks).

Notes

Taste, and if you prefer a sweeter balsamic vinaigrette, you can add up to 1 tablespoon additional maple syrup.

  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Whisked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Balsamic vinaigrette recipe, Balsamic vinaigrette dressing, How to make balsamic vinaigrette

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