Balsamic Vinaigrette

This tangy, sweet, and deliciously simple Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe is so easy to make, you will never buy store-bought vinaigrette again!

Balsamic Vinaigrette |

Every time I make homemade salad dressing, I'm reminded of how easy it is to make a delicious dressing at home that rivals just about any store-bought variety.  I seriously don't know why I don't make it at home more often!  It usually only takes a few minutes to throw together and I almost always have all of the ingredients I need in my fridge and pantry.

Some of my fave dressings to make at home are Creamy Caesar and Greek Yogurt Ranch.  I'm a creamy dressing kind of gal.  I do think that some salads just taste better with a vinaigrette, though, you know?  I figured I should probably add a nice basic balsamic vinaigrette to my recipe box.

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I did some recipe browsing online and came up with a combination of ingredients that suits my tastes perfectly.  This balsamic vinaigrette is the absolute perfect balance of tangy and sweet, with fresh garlicky goodness to boot.

Want to know the very best thing about this dressing?  Of course you do!  It doesn't separate.  After you give all of the ingredients a good mix, the oil and vinegar stay mixed together, even when refrigerated!  It's a beautiful thing, friends.  This is the balsamic vinaigrette recipe that trumps all of the others out there.

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I can appreciate the convenience of bottled dressing, and I've got several bottles on standby in my pantry right now.   I have to tell ya, though, if you are into making homemade dressing (which I assume you are since you're reading this) this recipe is a keeper and you'll soon not be stocking the bottled stuff anymore.

I have no doubt that this recipe will earn a spot in your permanent recipe file, just like it did mine!

Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Yield: about 3/4 cup

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake vigorously until well combined.  

  • Depending on the quality and sweetness of your balsamic vinegar, the amount of honey can be decreased or omitted entirely.
  • Store in the refrigerator.  When ready to use, let it sit on the counter for just a bit so the oil in the dressing to loosen up.

Check out more of my favorite homemade salad dressing recipes!

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