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Balsamic Honey Salad Dressing

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Balsamic Honey Dressing

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Balsamic vinegar and honey (along with a bit of mustard) pack a lot of flavor in this sweet-yet-tangy salad dressing. This recipe makes enough for 4 to 6 cups of salad greens. Have a bigger crowd coming? It doubles or triples easily. Note: It also stores for up to a wee, so go ahead and make a bigger batch to last several salads.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 4 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


In a small bowl whisk all ingredients to combine or put all ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Taste and add more salt and/or pepper if you like. You can also adjust the amount of honey and mustard, if you like. Use immediately or keep, covered and chilled, up to one week.

Makes about 1/3 cup dressing.

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 5 out of 5
Easy and yummy!, Member Foodluv

I love sweet dressing and dips but I dont know how to make any and every time I search for how to make them they always mention ingrediences I dont have or never heard of. This was the easiest dressing and I already had everything in my kitchen. Most people already have these items to make up the dressing. Anyway, I combined romaine lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and red onions very thinly sliced. I'll tell you this dressing made it so delicious. I will always make it for my guests.

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