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white balsamic vinaigrette in a jam jar and fresh herbs on the side

White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Looking to spice things up? This delicious white balsamic vinaigrette will elevate any salad! Made with white balsamic vinegar that brings complex sweetness and tanginess, it is flavored with rosemary, oregano, and basil. Quick, easy to make, and super versatile, it will quickly become your new go-to salad dressing!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



⅓ cup (80 ml) of extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons (45 ml) of white balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary (or ½ teaspoon of dried rosemary)

½ tablespoon of fresh oregano (or ½ teaspoon of dried oregano)

1 tablespoon of fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon of dried basil)

¼ teaspoon of flaky sea salt

¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper


If using fresh herbs, chop them thinly.

  1. Remove the rosemary and oregano leaves from the stems and chop them.
  2. Stack the basil leaves and gently roll them together on a chopping board. With a sharp knife, thinly chop the rolled basil leaves. (See photos above in this post.)

Assemble the vinaigrette.

  1. In a jam jar (make sure it is not leaking to avoid splashing incidents!), add extra-virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, herbs, salt, and pepper.
  2. Shake well until emulsified. It’s ready!
  3. Enjoy with your favorite salads or greens (lettuce, arugula, baby spinach).


Bonus tip: this vinaigrette pairs particularly well with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.


  1. This recipe is versatile and can be adapted with a variety of herbs: sage, thyme, or any herbs you prefer!
  2. I love making vinaigrette in a jam jar, as it is very convenient to both shake and store the vinaigrette. You can, however, also use a bowl and whisk the vinaigrette with a small whisk to emulsify. In this case, make sure to store it in the fridge covered with cling film.
  • Author: Ninon Michels
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Dressing
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 1.8 g
  • Fat: 18.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: white balsamic vinaigrette, white balsamic salad dressing