Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette
No list would be complete without at least one vinaigrette recipe, and this balsamic-herb dressing gives that extra dash of flavor.
- 4 cloves of minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves or 1 tablespoon of minced fresh oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves or 1 tablespoon of minced fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
Whisk everything together and you're done.
This dressing, aside from being incredibly easy to make, is flavorful and wholesome. Balsamic vinegar, a reduction that comes from grapes, is a low-calorie liquid; a tablespoon only has about 14 calories. Additionally, it's low in sodium and fat, making it an excellent base for a healthy salad dressing.