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Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Looking for a light and healthy dressing to pair with salads, wraps and more?! Check out this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing packed with honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and garlic!

September 27, 2019 (Last Updated: October 1, 2019)
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Can we all agree that the best part of a salad is the dressing?! This is always the case for me at least! This Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette is super simple to make and comes together in just 5 minutes. This honey balsamic vinaigrette is also healthy and can be paired with tons of recipes that go beyond the typical salad. I am on a big salad and dressing kick lately, and this is one of my go-to dressings I enjoy basically everyday. Hopefully you love and find tons of uses for this easy homemade balsamic dressing!

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What Do You Need to Make Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette?

The kitchen tools you will need for this light balsamic vinaigrette are: 

  • A Mason Jar, Dressing Bottle or Medium Bowl- Personally, I like using a mason jar for my dressing, because I can use it to combine the dressing, shake it then store the leftovers all together. You could also use a dressing bottle for the same all in one effect. If you do not have either you could use a bowl to combine all the balsamic dressing ingredients then whisk them together. 
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons 
  • A Whisk (is using a bowl)- If you are going with the bowl method then you will need the whisk to combine all the ingredients. 
  • A Storage Container for Leftovers- If you are using a mason jar or dressing bottle you can store the leftovers in that. If not, you can use a glass or plastic storage container.

The ingredients you will need for this easy balsamic dressing are:  

  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar 
  • Honey- You could leave the honey out if you are avoiding added sugars. 
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Minced Garlic
  • Spices

How To Make Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

This easy balsamic dressing comes together in only 5 minutes and requires zero cooking! All you have to do for this dressing recipe is measure, combine and shake. Super simple and perfect for those just starting out in the kitchen or seasoned pros. 

  1. Measure out all of your dressing ingredients and add them into a mason jar, dressing bottle or a medium sized bowl. 
  2. If using a mason jar or dressing bottle shake the balsamic dressing until combined. Alternatively, if using a bowl whisk the dressing until completely combined. 
  3. Serve the dressing immediately with recipe of choice (check out the suggestions below) or store leftovers in the fridge. 


For a more detailed look at prep for this Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing recipe check out the recipe video!

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Storing Healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

This homemade balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing saves well and will stay good for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. I like to store my leftover dressing in an old mason jar with a lid. Other great options are a glass or plastic storage container, or an airtight dressing bottle. When you are ready to enjoy your balsamic dressing make sure to shake/stir the dressing to ensure everything is well combined and enjoy with meal of choice. Also, I do not recommend freezing this vinaigrette dressing recipe.

What Can Honey Balsamic Dressing Be Used With?

I love to use balsamic vinaigrette dressing on salads (of course), wraps, over chicken, fancy toast recipes, drizzled over roasted veggies, and even as a marinade for meats! This dressing is definitely versatile and can be used in a number of ways. Some of my favorite recipes to use this healthy balsamic vinaigrette dressing are: 

Homemade Balsamic Dressing being poured over salad in a glass bowl.

I hope you and your family LOVE this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing! I would love to hear from you, don’t forget to comment and rate below!

Happy Eating! 

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Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

This Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is healthy and ready in only 5 minutes! The easy dressing recipe is perfect on salads, in a wrap or as a marinade!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dressing, Salad, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy salad dressing recipe, homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing, salad dressing with balsamic vinegar
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 156kcal



  • Measure and combine all ingredients into a mason jar, dressing bottle or bowl.
  • If using a mason jar or dressing bottle, shake dressing until well combined. If using a bowl, whisk the dressing until combined. Serve immediately or store leftovers for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!
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  • Leftover Storage: Store leftover balsamic dressing in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 
  • Ingredient Substitution: If you want to make this recipe vegan you can leave out the honey and add 1 tsp of white granulate sugar instead. If you are avoiding all added sugars you can leave the honey out and no replace it with anything. The flavor will change slightly, but still be a great vinaigrette. 
  • I do not recommend freezing this homemade dressing.


Serving: 2Tbsp | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.6g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 16.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2.2g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0mg
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  • Reply
    Mireille E Roc
    September 29, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    5 stars
    This is a great staple recipe to have at your fingerprints. We always need salad dressing and I haven’t met a person yet who didn’t like a good balsamic vinaigrette.

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    September 29, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    5 stars
    This came out perfect and was so delicious! Thanks so much for this.

  • Reply
    September 29, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    5 stars
    I don’t know what I liked more – the actual dressing or the presentation. Either way, both are incredible! I am sure this dressing can wow anyone waiting to see another sauce pan to add some flavor… Outstanding!

  • Reply
    Raia Todd
    September 29, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    5 stars
    Sounds easy and delicious! I’m all about the homemade dressings, so I can’t wait to try this one!

  • Reply
    September 29, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    5 stars
    I love balsamic vinaigrette on roasted root veggies. That is my all-time favorite. Thanks for this easy dressing recipe.

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