Basic Balsamic Dressing

Basic Balsamic Dressing

This Basic Balsamic Dressing is a very versatile salad dressing using only a few ingredients. It is salty, spicy and complements all kinds of green salads. It goes well with tomato, vegetable type salads and as well as fruit driven salads.

Notice the ratio of oil to vinegar is lower than many recipes so it is actually a  fairly light dressing and it doesn’t taste sharp like some where the ratio is 1:3 oil to vinegar. 1 Tbsp of olive oil equals 13.5 grams of fat or about 120 calories.  If you dress a salad for 4-6 people that means 20-30 calories only from the dressing!

It will keep your salad calories light but it is heavy on flavour!  If you want to lighten up your dressing to zero calories from fat then check out this similar tasty dressing on my No Fat Strawberry Spinach Salad.

 

The Basic Balsamic Dressing is delicious on this Roasted Pear Salad.

roasted-pear-plate

Or try it with this delicious   Melon and Crispy Prosciutto.

Melon and Crispy Prosciutto Salad

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Basic Balsamic Dressing
Basic Balsamic Dressing
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Course Condiments
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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cup
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Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
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cup
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Basic Balsamic Dressing
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  1. Mix all ingredients together and shake or stir well.

Roasted Pear Salad

roasted-pear-salad

This is a great salad for fall when pears are in season.  Lucky for us pears are available all year round so you can make it any time.  This little salad is surprisingly filling for so few ingredients.  The dressing is salty, spicy and fairly light with a 1:3 ratio of oil to vinegar.  The balsamic keeps it from being sharp like some dressings with that ratio. Continue reading “Roasted Pear Salad”