If you know me, I love a good salad and homemade dressing. This Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette is no different! I take a salad every day to work in this convenient salad bento box and look forward to it all day long.
I wasn’t a salad fanatic until my mom introduced me to some of the best dressing recipes and now I will not eat a salad without a homemade dressing or just balsamic and oil. They are just much easier than people think, and ingredients can be swapped for lighter versions. Homemade dressings are definitely a game changer and this creamy balsamic vinaigrette is no different.
Olive oil and balsamic is the go-to dressing when I have nothing else for my salads. We always have these two ingredients, but I wanted to elevate this staple and make it creamy. This is where this Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette came from!
I have been experimenting with different creamy dressings over the last few months like my Greek Yogurt Ranch and Burger Salad Dressing, so I wanted to try another creamy dressing. I will be for sure trying more. The combination of olive oil mayo and 2% Greek yogurt make this dressing seem heavier without all the heavy ingredients and extra calories and trans fat.
Other Dressing Recipes:
What you need:
- Salad Shaker or Mason Jars: These are the best to shake and to store dressings in. I usually have a few dressings in the fridge in either of these containers.
- Olive Oil: I am not too picky with my olive oil and never like to run out so just buy the Costco jugs of it.
- Balsamic Vinegar: Again, I am not too picky about this either. I usually just order the Walmart brand on my weekly grocery pick-up order.
- Greek Yogurt: I am picky about this one because Fage is the only one I use in my recipes, and I am familiar with the consistency and think that it is superior to most Greek yogurt. Plus Costco sells it, so I always have it in my fridge.
- Olive Oil Mayo: Again, I am pickier about this one for and that it is Olive Oil Mayo, but it contains less trans fat and more HDL fats, which I prefer in my diet. I have not tried with non-fat or low fat versions, but let me know if you do!
- Minced Garlic: This is a new one for me because I used to think that powdered garlic created similar outcomes and was simpler, but I was wrong. Fresh, minced garlic is so much better and just as easy to store in the fridge.
Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette Fall Salad Ingredients:
Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 salad shaker or mason jar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
- 1/3 cup 2% greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup olive oil mayo
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or salad shaker.
- 2. Shake until ingredients are combined thoroughly.
- 3. Keep refrigerated for up to 7 days.