Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Balsamic Vinaigrette

To me, a great dressing makes a great salad, and this one definitely does the job. When my sister was in town I served it with our traditional tossed green salad, and she requested that I post it on this blog. (Renee, this one's for you.)

Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup olive oil

Whisk together first 6 ingredients until blended. Gradually whisk in olive oil.

Julie's Notes: The original recipe calls for 1 cup olive oil, but I like my dressings a bit tangier so I use less oil. It also calls for 2 small shallots (minced) which would be a nice addition, but I don't always have them in my pantry so I left them out this time.


  1. Julie, I'm off to the store this morning and will definitely pick up some shallots and make this dressing tonight!
    Your food photos are really lovely by the way.

  2. I agree, your food photos are very good!

  3. I just found your blog and I love all your salad recipes! I´m definitely trying them! Thanks for sharing!!!And I´m also a new follower!
    Have a great weekend!


  4. Why did I just find this blog now? Better late than never! Thanks for the simple dressing recipe!