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30 Balsamic Vinegar Recipes That Go Beyond Salad Dressing

Enjoy a rustic treat for your tastebuds with these balsamic vinegar recipes!

The flavors of balsamic vinegar never fail to impress. It’s tart, tangy, and a little sweet. 

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing with Vegetable Salad
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Of course, it’s often used in summer salads, but it adds depth of flavor to almost any dish (even dessert!).

Plus, it helps bring out the best in even the simplest ingredients.

In this roundup, you’ll find fresh ideas and a few twists on the classic. These recipes will have you reaching for balsamic vinegar more than ever!

1. Balsamic Vinaigrette

What’s the point of a salad if you don’t have an incredible dressing?

You may have the freshest and fanciest ingredients. But without a great sauce, it won’t work.

This balsamic vinaigrette is the stuff of magic. It can brighten up your salad dishes in a snap!

Best of all, this vinaigrette is absolutely versatile. Pair it with salad, drizzle on grilled meats, and more. 

2. Avocado Caprese Wrap

Holy guacamole! This avocado Caprese wrap with balsamic vinaigrette is everything.

This recipe is super simple, but it’s also packed with flavor. The creamy avocado and delicate mozzarella is perfect with the tangy balsamic vinaigrette.

It’s wrapped in a warm tortilla, combining all the deliciousness with every bite.

3. Balsamic Glaze

I have a confession: I’m obsessed with this balsamic glaze.

There’s something about the rich, complex flavor of this thick sauce that just delights me.

It pairs perfectly with basically everything. Try it on pasta, roasted meat, veggies, and even fruits!

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Once you taste it, you’ll see what I mean.

4. Braised Balsamic & Herb Chicken

This recipe is a thing of beauty. Not only is the chicken fall-off-the-bone tender, but it’s also packed with flavor.

The meat is simmered in a balsamic vinaigrette that will make you lick your plate clean.

And the herbs? They add a delightful flavor that makes the flavors even richer.

Best of all, this dish only takes 30 minutes to make! It’s perfect for special occasions or anytime you want something gourmet.

5. Classic Bruschetta

Flaunt a menu of Italian cuisine at your next gathering with this classic bruschetta recipe.

The crisp parmesan toasts are topped with fresh tomatoes and aromatic basil.

They’re finished with a sweet, tangy balsamic glaze that rounds out all the flavors.

Every bite will make you feel like you’re on the sunny shores of Italy!

6. Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

When it comes to side dishes, potatoes are the MVP. They’re so simple, and I love how they pair perfectly with any meal.

The honey, balsamic, and garlic combination brings out the best in the potatoes.

They’re so easy to make and are guaranteed to please.

7. Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Searching for a new way to cook pork tenderloin? This balsamic glazed pork tenderloin is a delicious new option for an old favorite.

You’ll love the sweet, tangy balsamic glaze that gives this pork tenderloin its wonderful flavor.

Plus, it’s effortless to make. Just let the oven work its magic.

8. Avocado Strawberry Caprese Salad

Add a summer twist to the classic Caprese salad with the addition of strawberries and avocado slices.

The avocado adds creaminess, while the strawberries give an even juicier burst of flavor.

And don’t forget that balsamic glaze that rounds out all the flavors.

Not only that, but it has gorgeous colors, and it’s so satisfying to eat. This is the strawberry salad you’ve been waiting for!

9. Prosciutto Crostini with Goat Cheese

This recipe for prosciutto crostini is the perfect appetizer to wow your guests.

Sweet, tangy balsamic caramelized onion paired with creamy goat cheese is a match made in heaven.

Plus, the salty prosciutto complements the other ingredients.

The ingredients are simple yet so flavorful. All your guests will be clamoring for more.

10. Balsamic Steak Marinade

Do you crave something different from the same old meat and potatoes? Look no further than this balsamic steak marinade!

It’s the perfect complement to any cut of steak. Trust me, it’s bound to become your new favorite way to marinate.

The balsamic vinegar gives the meat a deep, rich flavor while keeping it tender. You’ll never go back to plain seared steak once you’ve had a taste of this!

11. Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

Balsamic roasted tomatoes are a tasty, tangy way to add extra flavor to your meal.

These tomatoes are roasted until they’re soft and juicy. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a dash of spices gives it a sharp, richer taste.

Serve them over pasta or salads for a filling dinner. You can also enjoy them as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish.

12. Balsamic Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Brighten up your dinner table with these bright, flavorful chicken-stuffed bell peppers.

This mouth-watering dish combines the juiciness of chicken with the crunch of bell peppers.

It features the tangy sweetness of balsamic vinegar that adds a zing to these goodies.

Best of all, this dish is really easy to prepare, yet it’s big on flavors!

13. Balsamic Strawberry Ricotta Crostini

A pop of juicy strawberries, creamy ricotta, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar come together in this mouthwatering crostini.

The toasted baguette slices amazingly contrast the bright flavors of the toppings.

It has everything you want in a summer appetizer!

14. Grilled Rosemary and Balsamic Chicken

Spice up your regular chicken dishes with this grilled rosemary and balsamic chicken recipe!

It’s packed with rich, aromatic flavors that pair well with the tanginess of balsamic vinegar.

The chicken is grilled to perfection that it practically melts in your mouth. The smoked skin adds a little crunch as you bite into the succulent meat.

This is classic comfort food that will leave you wanting more!

15. Olive Oil Bread Dip

Looking for a way to kick up your bread game? Look no further than this fantastic olive oil bread dip.

It features a simple combination of olive oil, garlic, and aromatic herbs. This dip is minimal on prep, but it’s big on flavors.

This subtle but savory blend of flavors takes your favorite snack to the next level.

16. Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Pecans

If you’re looking for ways to incorporate veggies into your diet, try this recipe.

Brussel sprouts are roasted to perfection with olive oil and a little salt.

The addition of cranberries and pecans with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar makes the flavors pop.

This recipe is so simple yet so striking.

17. Crockpot Apple Balsamic Chicken

A little sweet, a bit sour, and a lot of yum! This Crockpot apple balsamic chicken recipe feels like a warm hug for your tastebuds.

It features the comforting flavors of fall and the tangy kick of balsamic vinegar. This dish is really easy to make because the slow cooker will work the magic.

18. Roasted Balsamic Root Vegetables with Basil Almond Pesto

These roasted balsamic root vegetables with basil almond pesto are the perfect side or a light main dish.

Roasted veggies star in this recipe with the nutty and savory basil almond pesto.

Trust me, the combination of sweet, tangy, and earthy flavors is just to die for!

19. Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Create a romantic evening at home with this simple yet elegant recipe for balsamic-glazed salmon.

This meal will blow your date away with the restaurant-quality flavor and gorgeous presentation.

It’s a combination of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors for a beautiful harmony of tastes.

Plus, you can make this gourmet dish in just 20 minutes.

20. Caramelized Onion and Goats Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

There are days that I crave a cheesy, creamy treat to delight my tastebuds. And if you’re like me, you’ll swoon over these stuffed portobello mushrooms.

This dish combines earthy portobello mushrooms with creamy goat cheese and savory caramelized onions.

It has notes of tanginess from the balsamic vinegar that balances all the flavors.

Every bite will feel like an explosion of warm, satisfying flavors in your mouth.

21. Balsamic Mushroom Onion Tarts

These light, crispy tarts are a perfect way to wow your family and friends. The combination of juicy mushrooms and savory onions is a classic.

But the addition of salty goat cheese and balsamic taste adds an unexpected flair.

Every bite bursts with a delightful combination of flavors and textures!

22. Easy Sauteed Zucchini Recipe with Balsamic Glaze

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for zucchini. You can cook them however you like, whether grilled, fried, or baked.

This recipe is one of my top favorites to cook this fantastic veggie!

Zucchini rounds are sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

The glaze adds a touch of sweetness that contrasts the zucchini’s fresh green flavor.

23. Beetroot Tarte Tatin

Beetroot tarte tatin, a traditional French dish, is the perfect solution to your lunchtime woes.

This sweet, tarty treat will indeed become your next favorite! The delicate flavors and crisp pastry make this a light and airy delight.

It’s warm, filling, and just fancy enough to feel like you’re treating yourself.

24. Balsamic Mayo Dip

I have a creamy, zingy little number for you. This balsamic mayo dip will take your tastebuds on a trip to flavor town.

The mayo serves as an excellent base for the tangy tones of balsamic vinegar.

Pair it with crispy veggies or serve it alongside some hot wings, and you’ll be happy no matter what!

25. Caprese Pizza

When you think of pizza, you probably think of gooey, cheesy pie with tons of toppings.

But what about when you want something a bit lighter? Caprese pizza is the perfect answer to that need.

This homemade Caprese pizza with a balsamic glaze will be your next comfort food.

It’s made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto on a crisp pizza base.

Once the pizza is baked to perfection, it’s topped with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Not only is this pizza delicious, but it’s unbelievably easy to prepare! 

26. Grilled Peaches with Honey Balsamic Glaze & Homemade Creme Fraiche

Something about the smell of peaches on the grill makes me feel good. Sweet, aromatic, and a little bit smoky, I can’t help but associate it with summer.

The peaches get an extra kick of flavor from their time over the flame.

Paired with honey and balsamic glaze, they’re a refreshing treat that offers a little surprise.

The homemade crème fraîche is the perfect finishing touch. It’s rich, creamy, and with just the right tang to complement the fruit.

27. Balsamic Chicken and Tomatoes

Want something filling but don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen? This recipe is the answer!

It’s a simple dish of chicken and tomatoes cooked with balsamic vinegar, garlic, herbs, and olive oil.

The chicken is baked to perfection until it’s melt-in-your-mouth tender.

Serve it over a bed of steaming rice for a quick weeknight meal that everyone will love.

28. Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Balsamic roasted vegetables are a delicious side dish or main course that anyone can make at home.

The key is to chop them up into bite-sized chunks that will cook quickly and evenly.

They’re tossed in a balsamic sauce for a rich, tangy flavor that complements the veggies.

It’s a simple recipe, yet it’s bursting with fantastic flavors and bright colors.

29. Balsamic Cranberry Salad Dressing

This is my favorite dressing for the holidays, and it couldn’t be easier to make.

The balsamic vinegar adds depth and warmth to the sweet, tart cranberry flavor.

I love drizzling this over a fresh green salad topped with some chopped walnuts. However you want to use this dressing, it’s sure to please!

30. Greek Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

What better way to beat the heat than by tossing a refreshing salad?

Juicy watermelon, bright cherry tomatoes, briny feta, and aromatic basil make the perfect summer salad.

It’s finished off with a drizzle of sweet, tangy balsamic vinaigrette.

Every forkful of this dish feels like a tropical vacation.

30 Ways To Use Balsamic Vinegar

These simply balsamic vinegar recipes bring so much flavor! From wraps to roasted potatoes to salmon, there is so much more to balsamic vinegar than salad dressing.


  • Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Avocado Caprese Wrap

  • Balsamic Glaze

  • Braised Balsamic & Herb Chicken

  • Classic Bruschetta

  • Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

  • Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

  • Avocado Strawberry Caprese Salad

  • Prosciutto Crostini with Goat Cheese

  • Balsamic Steak Marinade

  • Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

  • Balsamic Chicken Stuffed Peppers

  • Balsamic Strawberry Ricotta Crostini

  • Grilled Rosemary and Balsamic Chicken

  • Olive Oil Bread Dip

  • Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Pecans

  • Crock-Pot Apple Balsamic Chicken

  • Roasted Balsamic Root Vegetables with Basil Almond Pesto

  • Balsamic Glazed Salmon

  • Caramelized Onion and Goats Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

  • Balsamic Mushroom Onion Tarts

  • Easy Sauteed Zucchini Recipe with Balsamic Glaze

  • Beetroot Tarte Tatin

  • Balsamic Mayo Dip

  • Caprese Pizza

  • Grilled Peaches with Honey Balsamic Glaze & Homemade Creme Fraiche

  • Balsamic Chicken and Tomatoes

  • Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

  • Balsamic Cranberry Salad Dressing

  • Greek Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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