There is just something so satisfying by dressing your salad with the ingredients you love and can pronounce :). Since you already put the work into making your salad, why not spend 5 more minutes to whisk together the dressing? Little effort. Big difference.
Healthy Salad Dressing
Store-bought Balsamic Vinaigrette is not only expensive, but it is also filled with dyes and preservatives one might want to avoid putting in their body and feeding their family. Also, why use soybean oil found in bottled salad dressings as a base if one can use much healthier olive oil? Not only that, but this recipe uses honey which makes it lower in sugar.
An excellent, healthy salad like this Beet and Feta Salad or this Beet and Goat Cheese Salad requires a healthy, delicious salad dressing. And that is pretty much the point:). Use is also on this green salad that is served with a fuss-less egg tart for a complete breakfast meal.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
This healthy salad dressing uses olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a base, the mustard for additional acidity and honey for sweetness. You can use freshly pressed garlic for sharper flavor. It comes together in about 5 minutes, and no special equipment is necessary to make this Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe. Your trusted whisk or even a fork will do.
Use good quality balsamic vinegar for optimal results. For milder flavor, use light olive oil.
How to Make Balsamic Vinaigrette
Whisk together all the ingredients except for the olive oil. Continue whisking and slowly drizzle in the olive oil until smooth emulsion forms. If the vinaigrette is too thick, use 1 tsp of water at a time to thin it to desired consistency.
How to store the Salad Dressing?
Because this recipe uses mustard, refrigeration is a must.
How Long Does This Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe Last in the Fridge?
You can keep this dressing in a glass jar with a tight lid in the fridge for up to one week. If making the vinaigrette ahead, hold off on adding the garlic. Add it to the dressing right before serving instead.
More Condiment Recipes to Try:
- Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce – Easy to make, delicious sauce with ingredients you probably have on hand.
- Easy Chimichurri Sauce – Serve this sauce with grilled chicken, steak or fish. Takes 5 minutes or less to make!
- Homemade Mayonnaise – All natural ingredients whipped together to create this classic condiment.
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
- 1.5 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 clove garlic optional
In a medium-sized bowl whisk together 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1½ tbsp honey, 1 garlic clove, and 1 tsp salt using a whisk or a fork.
While whisking, slowly drizzle in 1/3 cup oil until smooth emulsion forms. If the vinaigrette is too thick, use 1 tsp of water at a time to thin it to desired consistency.
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