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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette with Dijon and honey is easy to make and is the perfect accompaniment to green salads, pasta salads, and serves as a great marinade for chicken!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey see notes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard smooth or grainy
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup neutral-flavored oil such as avocado oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add all of the ingredients except the oil to a blender or food processor and pulse to combine.
  • Add the oil and blend until smooth and emulsified. Taste the vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


  • One serving of dressing equals 2 tablespoons.  
  • Balsamic vinaigrette can also be made by hand whisking, or combining the ingredients in a covered mason jar and shaking aggressively, however, the texture may appear different than the photos. We do recommend using a blender for the creamiest texture.
  • Balsamic vinaigrette can be saved in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  • Scale the honey up or down depending on how sweet you like your dressing.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 2.3g | Calcium: 5mg