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Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dark brown sugar, optional
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup olive oil


  • Beat the balsamic vinegar in a bowl with the sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper until sugar and salt dissolve.
  • Then beat in the oil by droplets, whisking constantly. (Or place all the ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake to combine.)
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Toss a few tablespoons of the dressing with the salad mix and desired salad ingredients, top with blue cheese and serve immediately.
  • If not using dressing right away, cover and refrigerate, whisking or shaking again before use.