Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette is an easy and simple balsamic dressing you can use for salads or as a marinade. I like this balsamic vinaigrette recipe SO much more than the store bought stuff and it’s healthier too!
I’m team homemade balsamic dressing
Growing up my mom never brought a bottled dressing into our home. I thought she was just trying to save money until I grew up and realized the taste of of homemade dressings like homemade balsamic vinaigrette is just far superior.
Homemade dressings like this balsamic vinegar salad dressing are usually made with better ingredients than the store bought ones. Luckily in 2020 we have some better options like Primal Kitchen dressings, but it still saves a few bucks to make your salad dressings at home.
This healthy balsamic dressing is so versatile. You can use it on salads or as a dip for veggies. You could also thin this dressing with a bit of broth and make a super flavorful grilled balsamic chicken marinade.
What kitchen tools will I need to make this creamy salad balsamic vinaigrette?
What is balsamic dressing made of?
You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this balsamic vinegar salad dressing with just a few basic ingredients.
How do you make balsamic vinaigrette?
Step 1: Add all ingredients except oil to a blender
Step 2: Blend in the oil
Next, stream the oil into the blender while the blender is running on medium-low. Continue blending until the oil is fully incorporated. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Step 3: Enjoy!
Can I use an immersion blender to make this creamy balsamic dressing?
Yes! If you want to use an immersion blender to make this balsamic vinaigrette, just add all ingredients to the blender cup and blend.
Pull the blender up slowly as you blend until all of the oil is incorporated.
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You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- Add honey, vinegar, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a blender
- Blend on high until a smooth even mixture remains
- With the blender running on medium-low, pour in the EVOO in an even steady stream
- Increase the speed of the blender as you add the oil
- Blend until the oil is fully incorporated
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container