balsamic vinaigrette in white serving bowl on wood cutting board

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes ~3/4 cup
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A simple and tangy balsamic vinaigrette made with only 6 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep! Serve with salads or use as a marinade.


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) extra virgin olive oil (I used garlic-infused)
  • 23 tablespoons grade A maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1 clove grated garlic


  1. Add all ingredients to a jar and shake vigorously, until the oil and vinegar have emulsified. Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste.
  2. Serve as desired; store in the fridge for up to 10 days.


  • Substitutions: Maple syrup can be replaced with another liquid sweetener, such as agave. Oregano can be replaced with an Italian seasoning blend.