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close-up of creamy balsamic dressing being drizzled from a spoon over a glass jar of dressing

Creamy Balsamic Dressing

This creamy balsamic dressing recipe is thick, tangy, and a nice balance of savory and sweet. It's ready in about 10 minutes! 
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic vinegar salad dressing, creamy balsamic dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 14 (makes a little less than 1 cup)
Calories 88kcal


  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Add dressing ingredients to a bowl and whisk together thoroughly. Taste and adjust as needed so the dressing suits your tastes. Note: some balsamic vinegars are a lot sweeter than others, so start with half the amount of sugar suggested, taste, and add more if needed.
  • Transfer to a jar and refrigerate for up to a week. You can eat it right away, but I prefer to leave it for a few hours so the flavors meld more and the dried herbs soften up.


  • The recipe makes just under one cup of dressing, so it will work for 1-2 larger salads or about 4-6 smaller ones (of course this depends on how much dressing you use and how big the salads are).
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. One serving is about 1 tablespoon.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg