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Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

This Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette is the best salad dressing for fall! It's made with roasted fresh figs tossed in maple syrup, a touch of cinnamon, thyme, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. It's super flavorful, slightly sweet, and it'll be your new go-to vinaigrette for when you're looking to dress up your greens!

Course Salad, Salad Dressing
Keyword balsamic vinaigrette, easy balsamic dressing, easy balsamic vinaigrette, fall salad dressing, fig balsamic vinaigrette, homemade balsamic vinaigrette
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


For the maple roasted figs

  • 1 cup diced figs
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt and pepper

For the vinaigrette

  • the maple roasted figs
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • small clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Begin by making the maple roasted figs. Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the figs, olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the baking sheet and toss to coat. Bake for 10 minutes or until the figs are soft and juicy. Let cool.

  2. Make the vinaigrette. Add the cooled figs to a food processor or blender, along with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 1 tablespoon of water, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. If a thinner consistency is desired, add the additional tablespoon of water and blend again until smooth. Vinaigrette will keep in a sealed container for up to 1 week!

Recipe Notes

*Vinaigrette will keep in a sealed container for up to 1 week!
*My current favorite salad combo with this vinaigrette: a mixture of spring mix and baby kale, roasted chicken, honeycrisp apples, roasted sweet potatoes, and chopped pistachios! Feta or goat cheese, and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds would be amazing too!