Balsamic & Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

A great vinaigrette to top your salad, or as a marinade for grilled vegetables.


  1. Roast garlic at 350 degrees until soft, golden brown and fragrant - about 30 minutes.
  2. Peel cloves and mash coarsely in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the vinegar and mustard, whisking to incorporate.
  4. Whisk in the olive oil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Most Helpful

Very good! I made this just today because I had other stuff going into the oven, so why not? I used about 10 cloves of garlic and glad that I did. I made mine in the Cuisinart because when I tried to mash it with a fork I saw it would take too long. One change I will make in the future is to use less dijon mustard to let the other flavors shine through more. Thanks for posting, Jimijoe 43, with adjustments I'll surely use in the future!

Garlic Chick February 05, 2012

Great flavor, but I think I should have used white balsamic vinegar? I used a very dark one and ended up with vinaigrette looking like chocolate sauce. I also would add more garlic. Made for Spring 2011 PAC game.

Outta Here April 03, 2011

Wish I could give this dressing 10 stars!!!! Absolutely wonderful, and my garlic loving husband "demanded" that I make this all the time . I also just threw the garlic in the blender and it worked out perfectly. Thanks, Jimijoe, for this excellent dressing.

Merlot March 05, 2010