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Delicious Ways to Use Balsamic Vinaigrette (Not On Salads!)

December 20th, 2022

Cowboy Caviar with Organicville’s Balsamic with Olive Oil Vinaigrette & Marinade

Organicville’s Balsamic with Olive Oil Vinaigrette & Marinade may be a delicious organic salad dressing, but its flavors can be used for so much more. Made with olive oil and organic balsamic vinegar, this Whole30 vinaigrette option has a touch of sweetness combined with bold flavors that can be used to jazz up proteins, roasted vegetables, and more.

If you’re trying to eat a little healthier in the new year, swapping out heavier condiments or marinades with balsamic dressing is an easy way to create meals and snacks without sacrificing flavor.

Roast up some chickpeas for a simple, flavor-packed snack

Chickpeas may be best known for their role in making hummus, but their light flavor allows for a lot of creativity. Wash and dry 1 can of chickpeas, toss with balsamic vinaigrette, and bake them in the oven at 400 degrees until they’re crispy, crunchy, and ready to be made into a keto-friendly, protein-packed snack!

Marinate your favorite proteins for a gluten-free meal

Give steak, chicken, fish, tofu, or olives a bold and tangy flavor profile by using balsamic vinaigrette as a quick and easy marinade option. The longer you let your favorite protein soak up the flavors, the better!

Skip the pasta sauce and dress it up instead

Cold pasta is a great make-in-advance dish that can be eaten throughout the week. You can load up cooked rotini with veggies and feta, then drizzle and toss with the balsamic dressing. Let it cool and store in the fridge for a light and refreshing snack or lunch option.

Give roasted fruit & veggies a flavorful kick

If you’re trying to sneak more fruit & vegetables into your diet, try coating your favorite go-tos with balsamic vinaigrette before putting in the oven or on the grill to roast and caramelize.

Introduce your slow cooker to a new contender

If crockpot meals are on the menu, consider slow cooking meats in balsamic vinaigrette instead of using heavier condiments. While in the slow cooker, the meat will absorb all the flavors while cooking, meaning you can skip marinating and standing over a hot stove to make dinner.

Transform your lunch wrap from basic to bold

If you’re looking to create healthier lunches in the new year, swapping out heavy mayo with balsamic dressing can quickly boost an ordinary lunch wrap. Just be sure you either dress up the filling and set aside before wrapping and eating or eat the wrap right away to keep the tortilla from getting soggy!

Craft a vegan, low-sugar chip dip loaded with veggies

You may have already heard of Cowboy Caviar, but adding Organicville’s Balsamic with Olive Oil Vinaigrette & Marinade to the mix of tomatoes, peppers, corn, and beans boosts the flavor while keeping the dip low in calories but absolutely packed with flavor and Paleo-friendly.