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Mama's Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
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Mama's Balsamic Vinaigrette

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"This is a wonderful vinaigrette that my mother invented. It's wonderful as a dressing, but we also use it for chicken marinade and steamed veggies."

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Original recipe makes 1.5 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well before serving. Store in the refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 12, 2003

This dressing is fantastic - with one possible exception. As is, it's alot on the vinegary side. I added an extra teaspoon of the dijon mustard and everyone raved! Used it on mesculine mix for a wonderful salad.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 29, 2004

This was okay, I felt the mustard competed with the taste of the vinegar. I admit to not being a huge fan of dijon mustard though. I may try again without the mustard.

Dec 22, 2006

I have to agree with Dadcooks. If you have a good quality balsamic vinegar, this vinaigrette is spectacular. (To make a cheap balsamic vinegar better tasting, reduce it to half in a non reactive metal pot over low heat. It takes time but worth it if you want that yummy taste).

Oct 10, 2003

Great and easy recipe. I did cut the vinegar to 1/2 cup, added more garlic and some crushed red pepper flakes. This will be a mainstay now in our house.

Jul 18, 2006

For those that complain of a too vinegary tast, it means you are using a poor quality balsamic--a good balsamic tastes good all by itself!

Oct 07, 2003

My husband and I really enjoyed this dressing! He told me to make another batch because he was ready to take shots of it! LOL! I didn't have any fresh garlic on hand, so used garlic powder and it was still great. Also added onion powder and a pinch of sugar. Will add this to my recipe box.

Apr 11, 2007

I just got back from vacation and had a wonderful balsamic vinaigrette in Leavenworth, Washington. I came home wanting to find a recipe that was equally as good - and this was it! Thanks for sharing. It will be a standard in my home.

Jan 05, 2010

Very good, but a little too much vinegar. I added a little more olive oil and dijon along with a little sugar.


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  • Calories
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 25 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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