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.
To Make this House Balsamic Vinaigrette You will Need:
- red wine vinegar
- dried basil
- black pepper
- olive oil
I always have these things stocked and readily on hand so I have dressing at my fingertips.
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:
- spinach salad
- grilled romaine salad with cherries and feta
- caprese pasta salad
- Corn, Asparagus and Tomato Orzo Salad
Enjoy! And if you give this House Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
House Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 to 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, see notes
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
- kosher salt, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil, optional
- Add all ingredients into a glass jar and secure a tight fitting lid.
- Shake well until honey has dissolved and is throughout the dressing.
- This dressing can be made up to 1 week ahead, stored in an air-tight container and keep refrigerated.
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I am obsessed with homemade dressings right now! They are so tasty and healthier than so many store bought dressings. The salad looks great!
This looks delish! I was just thinking the other day about how I wanted to make my own salad dressing. Now I have a recipe!! Thanks. 🙂
Hey! I liked this recipe…I'll made it at week. We love salad, so we'll be use this delish. Kisses from Brazil!
oooh… yum thanks! love the fave bite pic!
Fantastic photos and post! This is sooo MY kind of dressing, perfect!
Great picture how-to. It looks so simple and easy!! Can't wait to try.
I am definitely bookmarking this one. I love to make salads, but find myself getting bored with the same old salad dressings from the store. Not to mention homemade is just plain better for you! Thanks for sharing 😉
I have been looking for some homemade dressing and I love balsamic vinaigrette so this perfect! I will be making this for our next salad! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I just made this dressing for my lunch salad and it was fantastic. Thanks for the recipe.
Just made this dressing, very simple yet tastes incredible. Thanks for the great recipe!
I’m so glad! You are most welcome!
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Saved Again! The above ingredients were all I had on hand for last minute dressing. I wanted a to make one of your fruity ones but struck out on ingredients. (I have a bottle of ready made dressing but would really rather NOT. It’s for that zombie apocalypse situation….yup, it’s THERE but I really hope to never have to use it!)
It was the usual DELISH!!
Can you use ground mustard (powder) or does it have to be the condiment type? Forgot to pick it up at the store but have the powder kind
Hi Christine! You totally can by mixing dry mustard, water and vinegar. Here’s a great post on the how and why. 🙂 http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/culinaryreference/fl/Can-I-Substitute-Dry-Mustard-for-Prepared-Mustard.htm
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This is the BEST balsamic vinegrette ever!! Restaurant quality!!! I really mean it. Same as The Purple Onion in Saluda, NC.
Woot-woot! I’m so glad, Wendy! 🙂
Can you please send me your recipe for the pasta salad