Balsamic Reduction

Want to elevate the flavor of your next salad? This balsamic dressing will do just that. The sweetness and the tartness will keep you coming back for a next bite. Also can be used on other recipes roasted butternut squash and a great dipping sauce for cheese.
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Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 107 kcal


  • 1 Non-reactive sauce pan
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon


  • 3/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar


  • Add the vinegar to your sauce pan
  • Cook over med heat
  • Add the sugar
  • Once it starts bubbling stir slowly but consistently
  • As it reduces by half it is almost done (about the 4 minute mark)
  • Once you can lift the spoon and it starts to cling to the spoon slightly (around 6 minutes) remove from the heat
  • Carefully pour into a ramekin to cool
  • Once cool you can pour into a cruette that will allow you to pour or drizzle
  • Keep refrigerated



If you use this flavorful dressing on a salad you can skip the olive oil and that means less fat! 
We tried it without sugar but found that it burnt easily. The sugar allows it to thicken without burning.
If you do not want to add sugar you can add honey or another preferred sweetener.


Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.02gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 107mgSugar: 20gCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Sweet
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