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Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

You won’t believe that this easy Balsamic Vinaigrette only needs seven simple ingredients to make. This classic homemade dressing is tangy, delicious, and a staple in my kitchen. It takes next to no time to whip this together with pantry staples.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Justin Coit


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Whisk together all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Store in a jar or airtight container in refrigerator.



  • If you do not have olive oil, I recommend using another light-tasting oil such as avocado oil or grapeseed oil in its place.
  • Use a larger bowl than you feel is necessary. You want to be able to whisk everything together quickly and vigorously, so the olive oil and balsamic vinegar will emulsify together. You’ll end up with some spillage if you use a small bowl.
  • If you want extra added flavor to this, you can add some dried or fresh herbs.
  • For a smoother consistency, you can add the ingredients to a blender to blitz the garlic up. 


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg