Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Balsamic Vinegar is low in sodium.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Give your balsamic vinegar salad dressing a whole lot of zip with this recipe, plus garden-fresh complexity, compliments of the fresh basil, garlic, and shallots. And all for much less sodium, fat, sugar -- and money -- than most store-bought vinaigrettes. This dressing will keep well in the refrigerator for about one week.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: Easy, Italian, Mediterranean, Quick, Vegan, Vegetarian
Yield: 2 cups


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, no-salt-added
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock (low-sodium) (or use water)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (dry)
  • 1 tablespoon apple juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon shallots thinly sliced


  • In a food processor, puree all ingredients until smooth.