SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

3.7 of 5 (35)

Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 55.5
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 88.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Tangy, Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Tangy, Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Tangy, Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Introduction

This is my go-to dressing. I use it on everything from steamed veggies to salads and sandwiches. This is my go-to dressing. I use it on everything from steamed veggies to salads and sandwiches.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup tahini
    1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
    3 cloves garlic
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/4 cup water
    handful fresh parsley or 1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves only (optional)

Tips

This dressing is quite thick, especially after being refrigerated. Feel free to thin it with additional water.


Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender or Magic Bullet and process until smooth. Add more water if needed to thin the dressing. Refrigerate for up to a week.

Serving Size: 8 servings, two tablespoons each






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Incredible!
    31 of 32 people found this review helpful
    For those concerned with salt, you might want to try Bragg's Liquid Aminos as a sub for the soy sauce. It is a natural soy alternative. It is a vegetable protien from soy beans. It tastes like soy without all the salt, only 160mg. We love it around here and can be used in any recipe. - 9/21/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    According to Google, Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes.
    - 4/8/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
    The dark brown color was not appetizing and it seemed heavy on the vinegar and garlic for my tastes. - 3/5/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I'll have to try this, thank you!
    To JANTO2, who states that Bragg's Liquid Aminos is better than soy sauce, if you compare it to light/low sodium soy sauce, you'll actually find that Bragg's is *very* high in sodium!!! Low sodium soy is the better alternative if you're concerned about your sodium! - 12/15/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was GREAT on portabella sandwiches!
    They tasted just as good as restaurant sandwiches, at 1/2 to 1/3 the calories!

    Also, the fact that the dressing was thicker helped it stay "in the sandwich", rather than making a mess. - 7/17/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I made this tonight and it was fantastic!! Looks kinda like dark chocolate milk but it was so good on my salad... Will take some to work tomorrow for a veggie snack! - 8/13/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 5 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I think I'll add a little bit of lemon juice for a little extra flavor! - 9/10/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    OK is the best way to describe it. We used it twice and threw the rest out. Way to strong of a vinegar taste for our taste buds. - 6/11/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I tried this tonight on a salad with fresh spinach, romaine, strawberries, pineapple, cucumber, and onion. It was fantastic. The flavors combined very well. It would also be good with some feta and maybe pecans or almonds. Also, I had no tahini, but found a nice substitute through google. Thanks! - 4/7/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    4 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 9/21/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    OMG! So good. I used a little less balsamic and put in a little rice vinegar instead. Did not have tahini on hand so I put raw sesame seeds in my Vitamix and also just a drop or so of toasted sesame oil. I also put about 2 TB of some spicy hummus that I had on hand. I can tell I will make this often - 1/10/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this is first experience with tahini and i find i do like the taste and testure of the mouth bite . enjoyed it all . - 11/4/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! As another reader mentioned, I might add a little lemon, too. - 9/21/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    What is Tahini? I've never heard of it befoe. - 4/3/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    For those commenting on the color, you can buy white balsamic vinegar. - 1/6/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Bad
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Awful! Turned out like sludge. Brown-black sludge. Flavours are terribly unbalanced. - 4/3/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Just a question...why is the feature item for this recipe pictured in a little restaurant style paper cup? Is this a stock photo or one of the actual product? The recipe sounds very good and worth a try.. - 4/3/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really yummy. I love balsamic vinegar and garlic and tahini. I get my tahini at Sprouts in the nut butter section. I, too, will try this without the soy sauce for the sodium reason. - 4/3/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy. i will have to try it this weekend and report back with a rating. I think I'll substitute with Braggs as well. - 4/19/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Good! - 4/19/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This only has 1 Tbl soy sauce in a cup of dressing, 89mg of sodium per 2 Tbl serving. Is that a worrisome amount? I wouldn't know; I don't track mine as it's not an issue for me. - 4/19/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this recipe was great. I didn't use parsley in mine and thought it tasted really nice. It is quite strong so if you don't like strong flavours, it may not be for you. I, on the other hand, like really strong balsamics and such so I really liked it! - 4/6/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and just had it on some roasted veggies..Great Taste.
    This doesn't taste at all salty to me. I'll be putting this on many foods. - 4/5/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Disappointed yet again by photo. Followed the recipe exactly and as other have pointed out, it came out very brown and unappealing. Taste was okay but way too much sodium. Can anyone tell me where to find Braggs Liquid Aminos?. I would like to try it. - 4/3/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Ha. I was going to suggest Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Great sub for soy sauce. This looks great, no time to make tonight but saving the recipe. Think I will try with red wine vinegar also for a different taste. BTW, I can get tanini in the middle eastern section of Wal-Mart or the local grocery. - 4/3/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No