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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.

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette with Emile Noel Artisan Olive OilBecause 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. And this shaker makes it super simple!

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

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Yield: 8

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 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.