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Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette (Vegan)


  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This easy and creamy balsamic vinaigrette is the perfect addition to any green salad. It takes just 5 minutes to make, and you can keep an extra batch in the fridge for up to a few weeks for easy salads with a lot of flavor. 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon agave or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk well until smooth and serve over your favorite salad. 

 

Notes

You can also add your ingredients to a large mason jar and shake them together. This cuts down on the dishes and makes storage simple.

Storage: In an airtight container, this dressing will last for up to 2-3 weeks. Some of the ingredients in this recipe may partially solidify in the refrigerator, so let your vinaigrette come to room temperature and give it a good shake/stir before serving.

You can freeze this dressing, and it should last for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Let it sit at room temperature to thaw before serving.

Vegan mayo: Use your favorite vegan mayonnaise, or if you're not vegan, feel free to use a regular mayo. You could also sub out the mayo entirely for coconut milk, vegan greek yogurt or even sour cream if you're in a pinch. We like using the mayo since it acts as an emulsifier, helping the hydrophilic (water-loving) vinegar and the hydrophobic (water-hating) oil to come together more easily.

  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 112
  • Sugar: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 132.4 mg
  • Fat: 11.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g

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