Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serving Size: 28
Prep Time:


  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp dijon-style mustard (or any mustard, I often just use stone ground mustard)
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced or minced (mince it for a stronger garlic flavor)
  • 0.5 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 0.75 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Use your best vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. This makes about 1 3/4 cups of dressing so be sure to use a container that is 2 cups or more, allowing you enough shaking room.
  2. In your pint jar with a tight fitting lid, put in the honey, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic clove, dried basil and vinegar. Tighten on your lid well and shake shake shake for about 1 minute. You may need to stir the bottom of the jar after a minute to loosen any salt or honey that is being stubborn. Shake some more if this happens.
  3. Add 1/3 of the olive oil and shake again for a minute. Add another 1/3 of the olive oil, shake again. Add the last 1/3 of olive oil and really shake things now. It may take 1-2 minutes of shaking to get the desired thickness for your dressing.
  4. You can eat this immediately but the flavors improve a lot after 24 hours.  Store in your refrigerator for up to a year.

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