Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Creamy Balsamic Dressing – Dress up your salads by turning classic balsamic vinaigrette in a healthy creamy balsamic dressing.

I love a good salad. But part of what makes a good salad is the dressing. Chicken Caesar Salad is not exactly exciting if you have a run of the mill or flavorless dressing. And this creamy balsamic dressing is one of my all time favorites!

If you haven’t made your own dressing before, now is the time to start, it is so much easier than you think!

creamy balsamic dressing on a spoon

 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It comes together in literally 5 minutes. I get that opening a bottle takes less time, but with this you get full control over all of the ingredients, the ratios, the amount of salt etc.
  • It just tastes better. Some store bought dressings are loaded with sugar, salt, and other ingredients that aren’t needed to make them last longer. Here you just have a few ingredients and they really shine.
  • Simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. This really takes just 5 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) with no added sugar!
ingredients for creamy balsamic dressing

What You’ll Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Dried Oregano
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Salt & Pepper

Balsamic Vinaigrette has always been one of my favorite dressings and I will pick it every time if it is available at a restaurant. But adding Greek yogurt gives it this creamy texture, bumps up the protein level and just makes for an excellent addition!

ingredients for dressing in a mason jar

How To Make Creamy Balsamic Dressing

  1. In a jar with a tight fitting lid add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, dried oregano, salt and pepper.
  2. Close the lid and shake like crazy to really emulsify the oil.
  3. Spoon the yogurt into the jar and give it another really good shake.
  4. You know it is blended well when you use a spoon and the dressing does not appear oily.

Storage

You can store this in the jar that you mixed it in. It will last in the fridge for about a week. When you want to use, take it out and let it sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes for it to warm up. When it sits in the fridge the oil will solidify a little, so you want to warm it up and stir or shake it again before serving.

salad with creamy balsamic dressing on it

Recipe Tips

  • I like to do this in a jar with a tight fitting lid, so I can just shake it like crazy to really get the oil and vinegar to emulsify. You could also use a food processor to really blend the vinaigrette together, just slowly stream in the oil while the food processor or blender is on.
  • Don’t like or have yogurt? You can use mayo or even sour cream in place of the Greek yogurt to make your balsamic dressing creamy.
  • This is really just a basic dressing that you can make your own. Like garlic, add a clove. Want it with a touch of sweetness, add a teaspoon of honey. You really can customize to your liking.
  • As written this makes enough for about 2 large salads for 4 Side Salads. You can definitely triple, double, or even halve the recipe for your needs.
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4.54 from 13 votes

Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

By Erin
Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette – Dress up your salads by turning classic balsamic vinaigrette in a healthy creamy dressing.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Combine vinegar, oregano, and mustard in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Stir in yogurt. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 120mg | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 122
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    There is a place that I used to go for lunch with co-workers at my old job that had the lightest creamy balsamic dressing and I just love it but used it sparingly because I didn’t know what was actually in it. I am definitely trying this!!!

  2. Ths is one of my favorite vinaigrettes to make. I enjoy the creaminess rather than the thinness that you usually have in a vinaigrette.