Rachel's Snappy Balsamic Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Rachel's Snappy Balsamic Dressing Recipe
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Rachel's Snappy Balsamic Dressing

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"A mouth puckering tangy salad dressing with fennel used as accent."

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Original recipe makes 1 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, or cruet with a stopper, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, fennel seed, salt and pepper. Seal, and shake vigorously to mix. Shake again just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2005

I made this recipe and served to my guests. We all loved it. The fennel gives it a wonderful flavor and a wonderful aroma as well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 22, 2008

I didn't really like this dressing. It was very vinegary. The fennel was a wonderful touch though.

May 04, 2009

Very good, light and tangy. The fennel definitely gives it that extra zing. If you start out with a good quality balsamic vinegar you end up with a good dressing in the end.....

Sep 27, 2008

My husband and I love balsamic dressing and this recipe really hit the spot. We loved the tangy zip to it! I can't quite put my finger on it, but I feel it could use one extra ingredient and then it would be amazing.

Jun 20, 2006


Jan 08, 2009

Excellent!! I am used to having freshly made balsamic dressing at a local restaurant and have never like the store bought. But recipe is the best! Sadly, i didn't have any fennel seed.. so i substituted it for some maple syrup. It turned out wonderfully.

Apr 05, 2011

I was making a fresh broccoli salad, when I realized the recipe called for light balsamic dressing. I didn't realize the recipe didn't include the dressing, so I scrambled onto allrecipes.com and found this one. Made it and I have to tell you.... it's awesome!!!! My 4 and 6 year olds couldn't get enough of the raw broccoli salad with this dressing on it. Thanks!!!

Jul 11, 2011

Sorry...but I found this to be not to my liking! I went back over the recipe thinking I did something wrong, but found nothing. I guess my tastes are different than all the people that like this.


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  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 150 mg
  • 6%

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

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