Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette: BrownThumbMama.com

Almost a year ago, I shared a disappointing attempt to make balsamic vinaigrette from scratch. Everything seemed right–it tasted fine–but I just couldn’t get over the look of it. See what I mean?

After gathering your advice in the comments and on Facebook, I started experimenting with different combinations. With or without dijon? Fresh herbs? Shallots? Garlic is automatically included, of course.

Many attempts later, I have a recipe that I’m not ashamed to share. It also has the added bonus of not looking like brown slime (thank goodness).

Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients

1/3 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (I like this brand)

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspon pepper

Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or canning jar. Shake or whisk until everything is incorporated.

Don’t use a mixer or immersion blender–you’ll end up with brown slime!

Serve with the tasty salad fixins of your choice and some homemade croutons.

What’s in your salad? Share with us in the comments!

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