The perfect balsamic vinaigrette dressing is hard to find. Some can be too sweet, others too oily and store-bought varieties often come loaded with extra ingredients you can’t pronounce nor need.
I wanted something with just the right balance of healthy acidity and flavor and after much trial and error, I came up with the recipe below. It’s easy, delicious and the perfect topper for a variety of salads including my blushing beets salad. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
½ c balsamic vinegar
1/3 c olive oil (see tip below!)
1 clove minced garlic
1 t kosher salt
½ t ground pepper
2 t Italian seasoning
Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a glass jar. Shake vigorously. Just prior to serving, dress and toss salad. Store remaining dressing in refrigerator up to five days. Serves six.