Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Difficulty: Super Easy
Clean-up: Light
Active Time: 5 min
Total Time: 5 min.  Can also be prepared beforehand and chilled.

I’ve been wanting to make more salads, as a way to eat more veggies in the hot summer weather.  Here’s a simple dressing to spice up any salad.


  • 2 tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar, or adjust to taste


  1. Mince garlic.
  2. Mix all ingredients in small bowl or jar.
  3. Pour directly over salad, or whisk dressing with fork before serving on the side.  Makes enough for a small salad.

Cooking Tips:

  • Raw garlic packs a much stronger taste than cooked garlic.  A small clove can go a long way