Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Why get store-bought dressing when you can make this in just 5 minutes right at home? It doesn’t get easier (or cheaper) than that!

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette - Why get store-bought dressing when you can make this in 5 min? Doesn't get easier (or cheaper) than that!

As we walked Butters during our usual night walks, he swallowed what seemed to be a peach pit right off the ground. It was around 10PM and we were 99.9% sure he had swallowed it, and because peach pits contain cyanide, we didn’t want to take any chances so we immediately rushed him to the 24-hr pet hospital in literally 12 minutes. It was a very eventful, anxiety-ridden night as we sat in the hospital waiting room but I am happy to report back that the pit has been recovered and Butters is back to his normal self.

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Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette - Why get store-bought dressing when you can make this in 5 min? Doesn't get easier (or cheaper) than that!

So after staying up all night, I had absolutely no energy to cook up anything at the house. But when I saw a bottle of balsamic vinegar and some greens in the fridge, I decided to finally stock up on homemade balsamic vinaigrette – my all-time favorite dressing. It’s super easy to whip up in just 5 minutes, and requires ingredients that you already have on hand. Plus, you know the homemade version always tastes better!

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette - Why get store-bought dressing when you can make this in 5 min? Doesn't get easier (or cheaper) than that!

Best of all, this pint of dressing will keep for at least 2 weeks, making it perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have a single minute to spare for dinnertime. All you have to do is toss up some mixed greens, throw in your favorite veggies and call it dinner!

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Why get store-bought dressing when you can make this in just 5 min? It doesn’t get easier (or cheaper) than that!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pressed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, or more, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, parsley, sugar, basil and oregano.
  2. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.