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House Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Quality ingredients make up this deliciously simple House Balsamic Vinaigrette. Simply measure and add ingredients to a glass jar and shake well. Yields 3/4 cup or 6 (2 tablespoons) servings.
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine American-Italian
Keyword balsamic vinegar, from scratch, homemade, salad, salad dressing, vinaigrette
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 179
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 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.


* 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.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg