Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

The ultimate in flavorful, healthful salad dressings! Fast and easy, this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette makes every salad more enjoyable.

The ultimate in flavorful, healthful salad dressings! Fast and easy, this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette makes every salad more enjoyable.

The ultimate in flavorful, healthful salad dressings! Fast and easy, this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette makes every salad more enjoyable.

Want a powerful salad dressing for your powerful salad? Go Balsamic.

In this version, water replaces some of the olive oil to keep things light. Lots of flavors come from red onions (or shallots) and fresh parsley. A touch of honey adds sweetness (sub agave nectar to keep this vegan) while Dijon mustard and garlic add a bit of heat.

The ultimate in flavorful, healthful salad dressings! Fast and easy, this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette makes every salad more enjoyable.

Store-bought balsamic vinaigrettes tend to be harsh and flat, while this version is smooth and full-bodied. Yes – I make it sound like a wine there. I long to drink a glass of it. :)

Make a big batch of this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette and keep it in the fridge. It’s always easier to eat salads when you have a tasty salad dressing to look forward to!

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The ultimate in flavorful, healthful salad dressings! Fast and easy, this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette makes every salad more enjoyable.
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Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

The ultimate in flavorful, healthful salad dressings! Fast and easy, this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette makes every salad more enjoyable.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 357 kcal

Ingredients

  • cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons shallot or red onion minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine olive oil, water, balsamic vinegar, mustard, shallot, garlic, honey, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cover, shake vigorously until well-combined.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from America's Test Kitchen Healthy Cookbook.

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The ultimate in flavorful, healthful salad dressings! Fast and easy, this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette makes every salad more enjoyable.

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