Basic Vinaigrette

Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

A simple and delicious basic balsamic vinaigrette recipe perfect for everyday salads! Balsamic vinegar and olive oil team up to make a light, zippy, heart-healthy salad dressing. Our wide variety of olive oils and balsamic vinegars give you endless flavor combinations. So easy, you almost don’t need a recipe!

Products used: Bread Dip Seasoning, Greek Seasoning, Smoked Garlic Sea Salt, Sicilian Sea Salt


¾ cup SOOC Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ cup SOOC Balsamic Vinegar
Optional Additions:
SOOC Bread Dip Seasoning
SOOC Greek Seasoning
SOOC Smoked Garlic Sea Salt
SOOC Sicilian Sea Salt
Black Pepper


Combine the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and balsamic vinegar of your choice in a container with a good-sealing lid. Add a big pinch of sea salt, a few grinds of black pepper, or other spices and seasonings. Secure the lid and shake vigorously. Dip a piece of lettuce into the vinaigrette and taste. Adjust the salt, pepper, or the proportion of oil and vinegar to taste.

This vinaigrette will keep on the counter for several weeks. Refrigerate if you added any fresh ingredients. The oil and vinegar will separate a few minutes after shaking — shake to recombine before dressing your salad.

Note: To make more or less vinaigrette, stick to a rough ratio of 3 parts extra virgin olive oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar, and scale up or down accordingly. Smaller amounts can be easily whisked together in a small bowl and poured immediately over the salad.