Chia Seed Balsamic Vinaigrette

4 servings
Calories: 52kcal
This adaptation of a classic balsamic vinaigrette is a great way to incorporate omega 3 fatty acids into your diet. By replacing olive oil with chia seeds, you replace a dressing high in omega 6 with a dressing packed with omega 3.
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  • 2 tablespoons dried chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 dried date
  • 1 teaspoon mustard optional: you can leave it out if you are gluten-free or paleo


  • Add all the ingredients to a blender, and pulse on and off for about 1 minute.
  • Refrigerate over night, or until the chia seeds are plump and saturated (at least 2 hours).
  • Blend the dressing again to break up the seeds, and adjust the consistency to your liking by slowly adding balsamic vinegar.
  • Serve over your favorite salad and enjoy.


Carbs 7.43 g | Fiber 2.20 g | Fat 1.86 g | Protein 1.21 g
High in Omega 3, Fiber, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium
Dairy-Free Gluten-Free


Nutrition Facts
Chia Seed Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.86g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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