This Creamy Balsamic Dressing is quick, easy to make and only requires a few ingredients! It's perfect when you just want a simple salad dressing or you can also use it as a chicken marinade. And the best part is it’s healthier and tastes better than store-bought dressings!
I love vinaigrette dressings because they are often lighter and healthier than mayonnaise based dressings. Initially homemade salad dressings may seem a little intimidating, but they're actually quite easy to make. This balsamic dressing is made with simple ingredients that you probably already have at home and goes great with several different salad recipes.
WHAT IS BALSAMIC DRESSING MADE OF?
You only need a few ingredients to make a good balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A good EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) is essential when making homemade salad dressings.
Fine Sea Salt & Ground Pepper
This is a simple balsamic dressing recipe that packs a lot of flavor. But feel free to take it up a notch by adding some dried herbs for extra flavor. Or if you prefer more or less of a certain ingredient then you can always taste & adjust the measurements. I really like how the honey cuts through some of the bold flavors in this dressing so I’ve added a little bit more in this recipe.
HOW DO YOU MAKE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE DRESSING?
Add all ingredients to a blender, food processor, measuring cup or mason jar. You really can use what you have on hand. Whatever tool you choose, just make sure you blend, whisk or shake well until all the ingredients are fully combined. Serve with your favorite salad and try adding my easy recipe for Sauteed Chicken Breast right on top of your salad!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BALSAMIC VINEGAR AND BALSAMIC DRESSING?
Balsamic vinegar is a dark, Italian vinegar with bold flavors that is used as the main ingredient in balsamic dressing. Balsamic dressing includes balsamic vinegar along with other ingredients like olive oil, garlic and dijon mustard to create a tangy, vinaigrette dressing.
Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator in an airtight container or a mason jar with a tight lid for up to a week. I prefer these smaller 8oz mason jars for homemade salad dressings.
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