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Balsamic Vinaigrette

This Balsamic Vinaigrette is what salad dressing dreams are made of. Simply put, it is a marriage of five natural ingredients that come together to create a creamy, flavorful, and healthy salad dressing.

This Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe uses 5 natural ingredients to create a creamy, healthy and delicious dressing!

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.

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

5 from 1 vote
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: balsamic dressing, honey mustard dressing
Calories: 65 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12



  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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