Quality ingredients make up this deliciously simple House Balsamic Vinaigrette. Simply measure and add ingredients to a glass jar and shake well. Yields 8 (1-1/2 tablespoons) servings.

Everyone needs a go-to balsamic vinaigrette.

Drizzled over a BLT salad, pasta salad or spinach salad topped with any variety of fruit. I said salad one too many times there, didn’t I? Obviously I love this dressing. And I really love how simple the ingredients are and that it’s extremely easy to make. Shake it up in a glass jar, or make it in a blender or mini food processor.

Every now and again I like to give my whisking arm a break, but alternatively using these appliances really blends these ingredients together, making it a luscious and velvety vinaigrette.

house balsamic vinaigrette ingredients

To Make this House Balsamic Vinaigrette You will Need:

  • garlic
  • balsamic
  • red wine vinegar
  • mustard
  • dried basil
  • black pepper
  • olive oil

I always have these things stocked and readily on hand so I have dressing at my fingertips.

ingredients measured and added into a glass mason jar.

In a glass mason jar, add 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 to 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (4 tablespoons if you like it more acidic), 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 to 2 small cloves minced garlic and add kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Tightly secure the lid and shake well. It’s important to make sure the honey is throughout.

You can make this vinaigrette 1 week in advance. Store in a container with a tight fitting lid in the fridge.

Ways to Enjoy this House Balsamic Vinaigrette:

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House Balsamic Vinaigrette
Yield: 3/4 cup or 8 servings (1-1/2 Tablespoons)

House Balsamic Vinaigrette

Quality ingredients make up this deliciously simple House Balsamic Vinaigrette. Simply measure and add ingredients to a glass jar and shake well.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar*
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 to 2 cloves peeled fresh garlic, minced
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients into a glass jar and secure a tight fitting lid.
  2. Shake well until honey has dissolved and is throughout the dressing.
  3. This dressing can be made up to 1 week ahead, stored in an air-tight container and keep refrigerated.


* Use 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar if you prefer your dressing more acidic.

**For a thicker dressing add ingredients (excluding oil) into your blender. Secure the lid, removing the center plug and whilie running, slowly pour in the olive oil.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.