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Balsamic Vinaigrette

This easy 5 minute salad dressing will make your taste buds sing!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Sula


  • ¾ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 Tablespoons honey *
  • 1 tablespoon shallot minced (about ½ a medium shallot)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Add all ingredients (start with 1 Tablespoon honey) to a small blender or food processor.
  • Blend ingredients at medium to high speed until well incorporated.
  • Taste the dressing and adjust with a little more honey if needed.
  • Store in the refrigerator in a covered jar.



Taste is highly dependent upon the balsamic vinegar used. A well-aged balsamic vinegar will taste sweeter and therefore require less honey.
Recipe yields about one cup of salad dressing, and serving size is 2 tablespoons.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.