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Healthy Flax & Evo Balsamic Vinaigrette

Flax + Evo Balsamic Vinaigrette is a delicious, easy-to-make, heart-healthy dressing for salads and vegetables! Made with 6 ingredients, plus salt + pepper.

This healthy balsamic dressing is a family favorite. We usually have it on hand to drizzle over salads or roasted veggies whenever the craving arises!

With this balsamic vinaigrette, I have combined flax seed oil with the traditional extra virgin olive oil to add an extra dose of omegas to my diet.

Why We Love This Recipe!

This flax and evo vinaigrette is of a two-fold goodness.

  • Contains no additives or preservatives. I prefer making my own dressing whenever possible. I like knowing the exact ingredients and methods used for preparation.
  • Rich in Omega 3 & 6. I’m always trying to add healthy twists to my meals whenever I can. The addition of omega-rich flax oil makes this a tasty option!
  • It’s Delicious. Most importantly, it’s yummy with its perfect blend of tang and sweetness.

This simple balsamic dressing clings to whatever you add it to. I hope you enjoy this delicious, heart-healthy dressing as much as I do!

Try tossing it with this Quick & Easy Vegan Pasta Salad or Chickpea + Vegetable Pasta Salad.

bottle of flax oil.

Flaxseed oil benefits

  • Flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 has been shown to decrease the risk and impact of heart disease and risk of heart attacks.
  • Adding flaxseed oil to your diet can aid in the prevention of heart disease. When digested, it enters the blood, helping to prevent inflammation in the blood vessels and slowing the buildup of plaque in the blood vessels.
  • Omega-3 can be found in walnuts, flaxseed, hemp hearts, canola oil, and soybean oil. Flaxseed oil has the highest concentration of omega-3.
  • Omega-3 fat makes up about 50% of the oil in flaxseeds. One teaspoon of flaxseed oil or one tablespoon of ground flaxseed will supply the daily requirement of ALA.

Other ways to add flaxseed oil to your diet, try adding a teaspoon to a smoothie or bowl of soup.

How To Store Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil should be stored in the refrigerator or the freezer to protect it from oxygen damage. Also, keep in mind that heat will damage the omega-3s in flaxseed oil, so it is important not to heat this oil.

side by side photo of the process of mixing flax evo balsamic vinaigrette.

How to make Flax & Evo Balsamic Vinaigrette

Making this simple balsamic dressing is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Start by mixing together the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper (above left photo). Mixing the ingredients first without the oil helps to emulsify the mustard.
  2. Next, add the olive and flaxseed oil and whisk together until well blended (above right photo).
  3. Lastly, taste and season with more salt and pepper to taste.

Now you are ready to drizzle on salad, steamed or raw veggies, or anywhere you would usually use balsamic vinaigrette!

top down view of a small white plate with spinach and tomatoes drizzled with healthy flax & evo balsamic vinaigrette.

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If you try this balsamic vinaigrette recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



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This creamy balsamic dressing is a mix of heart-healthy oils. It’s great to have on hand for fresh salads or as a dip for veggies!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1 cup, Serves 8 1x
  • Category: Condiment, Dressing
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • 1/4 cup flaxseed oil or hemp seed oil
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, optional
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard or stoneground
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • himalayan salt & pepper to taste


In a small/medium size mason jar, or other container of choice, combine the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic and salt & pepper, mix well to emulsify the mustard. Add in the oil and mix well. Taste for flavor.

Drizzle on salads or vegetables…anything you like! Keep refrigerated and use within a week.

Makes 1 cup, serves 8


Always store flax seed & hemp seed oil in the refrigerator.

You can also make this without the flax oil, and it will last about a month.

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  1. Love this easy dressing! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I did not have hemp seed /flax seed oil, so I used 1/2 of EVVO. The maple syrup adds that special “something” to the dressing, and cuts the tartness. This vinaigrette is a staple in my kitchen.

  3. KimBley Griffin says:

    I’ll be making this to use in a pasta salad that I’m pulling together for a birthday party this weekend. I’m glad I ran across this recipe tonight! Can’t wait to let you all know how it turns out….

  4. Sandra BOWNS says:

    love this how long can you store in fridge

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      It will last up to at least 2 weeks, maybe more, in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

  5. Love this dressing, I make it often!

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