Homemade Balsamic Dressing

This is by far my favorite recipe for Homemade Balsamic Dressing. It’s so easy and tasty!Homemade Balsamic Dressing

It’s funny how our taste buds change over time. There are so many things that I thought were so gross when I was a child, and now some of those former ‘gross’ foods are now some of my favorites. It’s also funny how some of those things that were your favorite foods as a child end up being some of your least favorite foods as an adult.

Take salad dressings, for instance. When I was a kid, I used to love me some thousand island dressing. Absolutely l-o-v-e-d it! Now, I can’t stand it. Same thing with Catalina dressing. Used to love it… now, not so much. I’m much more into things like greek dressing, balsamic dressing, vinaigrettes, etc – you know, the stuff I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole as a nugget. (Ranch, however – I’ve always liked, still do, and probably always will. Me and Ranch are lifelong buddies).

I’m not a big fan of many of the store-bought balsamic dressings out there as they can leave a bitter taste in my mouth. Recently, I began working on perfecting my recipe for balsamic dressing as I’m doing a Whole30 reset and I was in dire need of a dressing that actually tasted good but that was also compliant.

Homemade Balsamic Dressing in a labeled mason jar

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you my newest addiction… this homemade Balsamic Dressing. It’s not bitter at all, like many storebought dressings on your supermarket shelf – and it doesn’t have any added sugar or any nonsense like that.

Did I mention that it’s delicious? Like really delicious. 
Homemade Balsamic Dressing on top of salad

Not only is it delicious on salad, but it’s also wonderful as a marinade for chicken or as a glaze to your vegetables.

This balsamic dressing + steamed green beans = true love. Seriously. Try it.

Homemade Whole30 Balsamic Dressing in a labeled mason jar

Balsamic Dressing

Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar the better quality, the less bitter
  • 2 tablespoons dried summer savory substitute thyme if you can't find summer savory
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients together and mix well to combine. I like to measure the ingredients into a mason jar, seal it, and then shake, shake, shake to mix.
  • Shake well before each use.

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