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A mason jar filled with the 4 ingredient balsamic vinaigrette
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4 Ingredient Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

4 ingredient balsamic vinaigrette is ready in under 5 minutes and is so much tastier than the store-bought stuff! The perfect blend of savory, sweet and tangy.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 80kcal


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (*see alternative ratios in notes)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar (good quality; *see alternative ratios in notes)
  • ½ tespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)


  • Shake together all ingredients in a mason jar or salad dressing container.
  • Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Alternative vinegar to oil ratios:
  • 1:2 (less tangy)- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar + 6 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 1:3 (traditional + mild)- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar + 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • swap the balsamic vinegar for a raspberry balsamic vinegar. Or turn it into a Fresh Raspberry Basil Vinaigrette!
  • add a clove of crushed garlic
  • make it spicy with ½ teaspoon of cayenne
  • add in some citrus zest
  • add in some herbs like oregano or basil. Adding fresh herbs such as mint to the salad can really contrast the vinaigrette flavors.
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Give it a good shake up before drizzling onto your salad.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg