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balsamic vinaigrette with oil, garlic, and vinegar
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

With just a few simple pantry staples, create this quick Balsamic Vinaigrette. It's classic, versatile, and easy for the whole family to enjoy!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Yield: 1 cup
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced (may sub ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Combine balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, and garlic in a small bowl.

  2. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking continuously.

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This is a basic balsamic vinaigrette recipe, so we use the traditional oil to vinegar ratio: three parts oil to one part vinegar, but this ratio can vary depending on the type of vinegar you use and personal taste. The less acidic the balsamic vinegar is, the less oil you will need. It’s all about balance!


Add the oil in a slow and steady stream for the best emulsion. Pause and taste as you add the oil; you might not need all of it.


If the vinaigrette is too tangy, add more honey to taste.