Balsamic Salad Dressing

Homemade salad dressing is one of those things that is far better than store bought, and it hardly takes any effort to make. This recipe is especially easy, and can literally be made in less than 3 minutes. (Yes, I timed it!) I always have the ingredients for this dressing on hand, so even at the last minute I can mix up some of this homemade salad dressing.

I’ve been meaning to try other salad dressing recipes, but haven’t had much incentive to because we love this dressing so much (and again, it’s so easy and I don’t have to buy any special ingredients). I’m sure I will sometime soon, though, because we’re probably missing out on many other great salad dressing flavors!

I like to mix up my salad dressing in this special salad dressing mixer, which you can find at Williams-Sonoma or Crate and Barrel. It has measurement marks along the sides of the container, and then you just squeeze the trigger to mix your salad dressing. The container is especially handy for storing homemade salad dressing in the refrigerator. (Just be very careful when putting it in the dishwasher, as the green mixing part can detach from the lid and will melt if it falls to the bottom of the dishwasher. Not a good thing, and yes, I know from personal experience!)


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Balsamic Salad Dressing

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Note: I never measure ingredients when I make this; just add approximate amounts and then do a taste test.


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/8 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or salad dressing mixer (if using a bowl, first mix together everything but the olive oil, then whisk in the olive oil). Whisk or mix to combine well. Store salad dressing in the refrigerator.

Recipe is a Kristine’s Kitchen original.

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