Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette Recipe

low fat, low calorie, and low carbohydrate recipe

This Balsamic-Maple Vinaigrette is also one of my favorite salad dressing!  It is so easy to make, so good, and will fit into your diet.

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Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette Recipe:
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette Recipe
Servings: 1 /2 cup
  • 1/4 cup ages balsamic vinegar (good quality)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda or to taste (or other sugar substitute of your choice)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Red pepper, crushed and dried (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
  1. In a medium bowl or food processor, whisk together balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, water, maple syrup, Splenda, garlic, and red pepper.  Add olive oil in a thin stream, whisking until emulsified.  By gradually whisking or blending the oil into the vinegar, you create an emulsion (a mixture of two liquids that usually don't combine smoothly).

  2. Recipe makes 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) - 1 tablespoon per serving.

  3. Each Serving Totals - .6 Fat Grams, 5.5 carbohydrates, 41 calories

Recipe Notes

Balsamic-Maple Vinaigrette* What is balsamic vinegar?  Balsamic vinegar is a reduction made from grapes, but it is not considered a wine vinegar because the grape juice used is unfermented. The unfermented white sweet grape juice that is used is called must and comes from the Trebbiano grapes. Use a good-quality aged balsamic vinegar.  

The better the grade of your balsamic vinegar, the better your vinaigrette.  Check out my web page with information on different types of balsamic vinegar (also includes lots of recipe using balsamic vinegar).

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