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Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: about 2/3 cup 1x
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Whisk
  • Cuisine: Italian


Ultra-versatile balsamic vinaigrette dressing with only a handful of ingredients. This everyday vinaigrette recipe is so creamy, tangy, and sweet. 



  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. good-quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup, plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard, plus more to taste
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • Optional add-ins: minced garlic, minced shallots, dried spices – such as oregano or Italian seasoning


  1. Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Or add all ingredients into a mason jar with a lid and shake vigorously until combined.
  2. Taste the dressing for salt and pepper. Add more honey and mustard to taste, and any optional add-ins. 


  • Storing Leftovers: Vinaigrette without any optional add-ins will last in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. If adding fresh ingredients, such as garlic or shallots, it will keep refrigerated for about 1 week.
  • Before Serving: It is normal for the oil and vinegar to separate upon standing so give the dressing a good whisk or shake before serving.

Keywords: everyday vinaigrette, salad dressing