ALMOND BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE RECIPE

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I’m not usually a big fan of sweet salad dressings but this almond balsamic vinaigrette is an exception. I started making it over the summer when I was playing around with breakfast salads for a segment I did on the local lifestyle show Studio 5. I needed something a bit sweeter than my usual go-to vinaigrettes and the combination of almond butter and balsamic vinegar with just a touch of maple syrup ended up being even better than I expected. Plus, it turns out this pairs beautifully with roasted fall vegetables. 

Almond Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
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Almond Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe Notes

  • The almond butter in this provides that creamy, rich flavor without overpowering the vinaigrette. While you could definitely sub in a different nut or seed butter, some of them might be a bit too strongly flavored for this. That’s why I like the almond butter for this.
  • Balsamic vinegar is sweeter than most other vinegars, which is why I think it works so well here. Other vinegars just aren’t going to give you that same tangy sweetness.
  • The maple syrup is technically optional. I’ve made this recipe with more maple syrup and none at all. Give it a taste as you make it and add the syrup to your liking.
Almond Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients
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Almond Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
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Almond Balsamic Vinaigrette

This creamy, slightly-sweet almond balsamic vinaigrette is perfect for drizzling over salads and roasted veggies.
Course Dressing
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons water, to thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Combine almond butter, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of water, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Add additional water to get to desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust, as needed.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.
Keyword Almond Butter, Balsamic Vinegar, Vinaigrette
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