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Spiced Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
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Spiced Balsamic Vinaigrette

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"Cumin and crushed red pepper flakes add a kick to traditional balsamic vinaigrette dressing."

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Original recipe makes 1 /2 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Whisk the balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl. Whisk in the shallot, garlic, cumin, and crushed red pepper. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking constantly until fully incorporated, and continue to whisk for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Let the dressing sit for 10 minutes to allow the flavor to develop.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 09, 2010

Fabulous dressing that definitely adds a kick to traditional balsamic vinaigrette! I used 1/4 c. balsamic and dried minced onion vs. shallot. It was perfect over mixed greens and fresh ripe tomatoes. Update: I've made this a couple times now and added a dash of chili powder and if you like this a little sweeter try adding a pinch or two of sugar.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 28, 2010

My husband liked this vinaigrette but still prefers the Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette on this site better. He rates it a 3. I don't eat salad so I have to go with that. I had fun making this, though!

Apr 12, 2010

Very yummy dressing! Had to leave out the shallot as I didn't have any, so used some dried onion instead. Used very good quality balsamic and altered my oil to vinegar ratio to be more equal as we prefer them that way! Excellent, will make again.

Sep 28, 2009

Really great. It's 100 degrees in Los Angeles today and I've got nothing in the house. I decide to make a pasta salad with canned tuna, frozen peas, a mixture of 4 Italian grated cheeses and now I want I want an interesting vinigrette because I'm out of bottled dressing. I chose this one and it was outstanding. Couldn't be happier!!!

Mar 24, 2009

I added red wine vinegar instead of balsamic, since that was all I had on hand. I also didn't add the shallot. It was a little too oily for me, but still flavorful.

Jul 06, 2010

I love this one I use it with all types of salad. I mix tomatoes cucumbers and avocado with it.

Feb 28, 2011

Perfect for my tuna & bean salad. I used a little more mustard then called for (about 1-2 tsps.- I used Dijonnaise since that is what I had) and regular onion since I didn't have any shallots. First taste was delicious, can't wait to try it after its sat in the fridge for a bit. I would reduce the olive oil a tad next time though.

Aug 16, 2010

Pretty good dressing, but I did even out the olive oil and vinegar. I made them each 1/4 cup. It was tasty!


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  • Calories
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 21 mg
  • < 1%

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

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