Super Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette

I don’t know about you, but after a long holiday weekend of overeating, I was craving a big salad. But step away from that bottle of dressing! One of the easiest things to make is homemade salad dressing. Many bottled dressings are filled with preservatives. Here is an easy recipe for my balsamic dressing. This recipe makes about a 1/4 cup. It doubles nicely as well. In fact, I will often make a batch of this so it’s ready in the refrigerator for a couple of days. It’s also delicious drizzled over grilled vegetables or even on sandwiches. We love it with a prosciutto and mozzarella panini or a mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil sandwich, too. It’s a simple dressing that everyone will love.


  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Kosher salt & pepper to taste

Put all the ingredients in a bowl, except the olive oil. Whisk together, then slowly drizzle in the oil to emulsify the dressing. Taste to reseason with more salt or pepper as needed.


* Another easy way to make homemade salad dressing is to put all the ingredients in a small air-tight container, snap on the lid and shake like crazy. No whisk needed. 


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