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Side view of a glass jar of balsamic vinaigrette on a wooden cutting board with salad in the background.

Best Ever Balsamic Vinaigrette

One taste of this amazing balsamic vinaigrette and you'll never buy store-bought ever again!
Course Condiment, Salad Dressing
Cuisine French
Keyword easy to make, salad dressing, sweet and savory
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 267kcal


  • Medium bowl
  • Whisk
  • glass jar with lid, to store dressing



  • Add balsamic vinegar, salt, and 2 tablespoons maple syrup to medium bowl. Whisk vigorously until ingredients are well blended.
  • Slowly drizzle olive oil into balsamic vinegar mixture, whisking vigorously until mixture is smooth and dark with no separated oily spots.
  • Taste and add more maple syrup if needed, whisking well to thoroughly combine. Serve immediately or transfer to jar with airtight lid and refrigerate until ready to use. Note that dressing will separate over time. Simply whisk well to reincorporate or seal jar tightly and shake well.


  • Maple Syrup: Start with just 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and dip a piece of lettuce in the prepared vinaigrette to taste it. Add ½-1 tablespoon more maple syrup as desired, tasting between each addition. For a more savory vinaigrette, leave out the maple syrup entirely.
  • Make it Keto: Use your favorite maple-flavored keto sweetener, like Lakanto's Maple Flavored Monkfruit syrup.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 7g