Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette

There are many different kinds of balsamic vinegar, and they vary in price. The oldest and most expensive ones are thick and sweet from aging in oak barrels. For this dressing use a moderately aged (and priced) one.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Combine garlic and salt in a wooden bowl and smash to a paste with a wooden spoon, or combine in blender.
  • Add mustard and vinegars and whisk together.
  • Drizzle in the oil while whisking.
  • Season with pepper.