Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Do you make your own dressings? They’re one thing that I love to whip up at home. And one of my favorite dressings is a good Balsamic Vinaigrette. This one’s very simple, the kind of dressing that can be tossed together as an afterthought.

Simple Balsamic on Arugula, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
Simple Balsamic on Arugula, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

So easy that it’s perfect for nights when dinner is almost done, the table’s being set and you think, maybe a salad? And when it’s perky and slightly sweet with just a bit of a bite to dress your greens, even better.

Simple Balsamic Dressing
Simple Balsamic Dressing

While any Balsamic can be used in this dressing, don’t use the real expensive stuff and don’t use the cheapest old grocery store Balsamic. Something in between that fits your budget will be beautiful…This will make a little more than you need for a salad, giving you a head start for another meal, later in the week.

Simple Balsamic Dressing
Simple Balsamic Dressing

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Servings: varies
  • Time: 5 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons red onion, very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to a jar and shake. Use to dress salad right before serving.

adapted from Giada de Laurentiis

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I’ll be sharing this recipe at our very own Throwback Thursday Link Party as well as Angie’s Fiesta Friday. The Fiesta is hosted this week by Elaine @ foodbod and Michelle @ O Blog Off.

14 thoughts on “Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette”

    1. Me, too. As a food blogger who loves to cook, sometimes it’s easy to get too complicated…and cook just for the sake of cooking. A friend of my Mom’s used to say “If it’s good, it’s gourmet” so I have to remind myself of that and come down to earth now and then, lol!

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