Rachel's Snappy Balsamic Dressing

Rachel's Snappy Balsamic Dressing


"A mouth puckering tangy salad dressing with fennel used as accent."


5 m servings 133 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 150 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, or cruet with a stopper, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, fennel seed, salt and pepper. Seal, and shake vigorously to mix. Shake again just before serving.
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  1. 26 Ratings


I made this recipe and served to my guests. We all loved it. The fennel gives it a wonderful flavor and a wonderful aroma as well.

Very good, light and tangy. The fennel definitely gives it that extra zing. If you start out with a good quality balsamic vinegar you end up with a good dressing in the end.....

My husband and I love balsamic dressing and this recipe really hit the spot. We loved the tangy zip to it! I can't quite put my finger on it, but I feel it could use one extra ingredient and the...


Excellent!! I am used to having freshly made balsamic dressing at a local restaurant and have never like the store bought. But recipe is the best! Sadly, i didn't have any fennel seed.. so i sub...

I didn't really like this dressing. It was very vinegary. The fennel was a wonderful touch though.

I was making a fresh broccoli salad, when I realized the recipe called for light balsamic dressing. I didn't realize the recipe didn't include the dressing, so I scrambled onto allrecipes.com an...

Sorry...but I found this to be not to my liking! I went back over the recipe thinking I did something wrong, but found nothing. I guess my tastes are different than all the people that like this.

Very yummy dressing - would be good with most anything. Light yet has a zing to it!