Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tasty Tuesday – Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

The other day I made my salad for lunch and I went to grab the bottle of balsamic vinaigrette and it was completely empty! My kids have a terrible habit of putting empty bottles, milk cartons, and butter dishes back into the fridge and then I don’t know until the last minute that I am out of something.

Because I didn’t have time to run to the store and I had all the ingredients, I decided to make my own dressing. I’m so sorry that I never tried this before. The dressing was amazing. So much better than anything you could buy in the grocery store. And it only took a few minutes to make!

I used a good quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil, this makes all the difference. If you use a lower-quality product the flavor just isn’t there.

Try this on my Copycat Chick-fil-A Grilled Market Salad. YUM!!

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Preparation 5 min
Total Time 0:05


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, minced (I omitted b/c I don't like shallots)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place all the ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake to combine.
  2. If not using dressing right away, cover and refrigerate, whisking or shaking again before use.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1084kcal Calories from fat 974
% Daily Value
Total Fat 108g 166%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 574mg 24%
Carbohydrate 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette with Emile Noel Artisan Olive Oil


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