Homemade honey balsamic vinaigrette takes less than 5 minutes to make and is one of the best salad dressings and marinades you’ll ever taste.
This homemade honey balsamic vinaigrette is SO much tastier than anything you’ll find on grocery store shelves! It is wonderful as a salad dressing, as a condiment drizzled on sandwiches, and as a marinade for roasted or grilled vegetables. A Mason jar of this dressing is a staple in my fridge; it is a must-have! When I have this dressings and these sugar glazed nuts for salad on hand, I can throw together a company worthy salad in minutes!
A note on ingredients: This recipe really calls for high quality balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. To find the top rated brands, I turned to Cook’s Illustrated.
For the balsamic, their taste testers gave a thumbs up to Lucini Gran Riserva Balsamico. I buy this at The Fresh Market ($14 for 8.5 ounces). It is also here on amazon for $15.99, and it ships prime. As for some of the widely seen balsamics found in grocery store aisles, Colavita, Progresso and Alessi are “recommended with reservations.”
For the extra virgin olive oil, CI taste testers gave a “recommended” rating to Lucini Italia Premium Select EVOO and Colavita EVOO. I love Colavita and buy it in the largest bottle I can find since I use EVOO almost every day.
Although you can use a blender or food processor, it is really not necessary and can actually make the dressing “foamy” in texture in some cases. A wire whisk is the best tool for the job. I use the inexpensive Oxo Good Grips flat wire whisk for this recipe and all of my whisking/stirring kitchen tasks.
I’d love to hear from you if you try this, so feel free to leave comments! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!