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a clear jar with pecan balsamic vinaigrette dressing on a marble surface and pecan halves in front

The Best Toasted Pecan Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegan



2 dates, pitted

3/4 cup hot water

1/2 cup pecans

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard


  1. Soak pitted dates in ¾ cup hot water. Let sit for at least 5 minutes to soften.
  2. Heat a dry skillet over medium heat. Add pecans and warm for 1 to 2 minutes, carefully shaking the nuts around in the skillet a few times so they don't burn. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Put all dates with soaking water, pecans and remaining ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. The vinaigrette will be a little warm, but trust me its yummy. You can store any unused dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Sauces

Keywords: toasted pecans, balsamic vinegar, dressing, salad dressing, sauce, dates, toasted pecan balsamic vinaigrette, dijon mustard, daniel fast compliant, vegan, vegan salad dressing, soy free, gluten free