Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

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Balsamic honey vinaigrette is sweet and spicy, and while delicious in almost any salad, it pairs especially well with salads that contain fruit.

It was the first time I served with the Blueberry Apple Walnut Salad that I will share on Thursday, but it will also work well with this Strawberry Spinach Salad, this Grape and Candied Walnut Salad and The Ultimate Winter Salad.

Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

I am particular about the dressings I put on my salad. Because homemade dressings are so easy to make, I hardly ever look for things at the bottled store.

The BEST Balsamic Vinaigrette has been one of my favorite homemade dressings for a while now. I enjoyed creating twists on that recipe for different salads. The spicy tomato vinaigrette added a lot of flavor to a simple cucumber salad, and the strawberry and grape vinaigrette did wonders for a spicy spinach salad.

For salads that contain fruit, I like that my dressings have a good balance between sweet and spicy. When I was looking for the right dressing for a salad with blueberries, apples, and walnuts, I came up with the idea of ​​a honey-based dressing.

I've never been a fan of super sweet salad dressings, so many honey vinaigrette dressings don't do it for me. This balsamic honey dressing, did you think? It is as perfect as it gets.

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Honey vinaigrette

With olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and just a couple tablespoons of honey, balsamic honey vinaigrette is a light, refreshing dressing. It's great in any salad that contains fruit, but I think it would also taste delicious in a simple garden salad.

I like to use light olive oil for this recipe. The milder flavor of this oil combines well with the bolder flavor of vinegar and honey. With that said, I'm sure it will taste good with any type of olive oil you have in your closet!

As I mentioned before, I prefer my salad dressings to be on the stronger side without too much sweetness. If you like a sweeter dressing, you can add a little more honey.

Start with the quantity indicated in the recipe, try and add half a teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired sweetness. That's the benefit of homemade salad dressing; you can easily play around with the recipe to suit your preferences.

Fruit salad

Don't forget to take the new salad recipe I created to serve with the Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette!

Blueberry Apple Walnut Salad is packed with apples, blueberries, goat cheese, and walnuts. A generous pinch of parsley adds a fresh, bright flavor. This salad is so good that I made it several days in a row after taking the photos. It is now on my regular rotation.

The balsamic honey vinaigrette will keep well at room temperature for a couple of weeks. You can also keep it in the fridge if that's your style. Just let the dressing reach room temperature and shake well before drizzling it over your salad.

Homemade salad dressing recipe

Once you have a habit of mixing your own salad dressings, you will be hooked. Homemade dressings are much more flavorful than your typical bottled dressing and also save you money!

We have dozens of salad dressing recipes that I love to combine with different types of salads.

If you like creamy toppings in your salad, take a look at Best Homemade Ranch Dressing Poppy Seed Dressing and Chipotle Bacon Ranch Dressing.

Vinaigrette dressings are favorites around here. You'll love this white balsamic vinaigrette and this lime-honey jalapeño vinaigrette for something with a little kick. Champagne vinaigrette tastes amazing on anything, especially a spinach and strawberry salad.

Everyone loves orange citrus vinaigrette and this lemon and meyer vinaigrette in a warm winter salad.

The orange and poppy seed dressing is another dressing we really enjoyed in fruit based salads, along with my classic creamy poppy seed dressing.

For lovers of Mediterranean salads, this Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Sumac Dressing and this Shake In A Jar Mediterranean Salad Dressing are also delicious options.

For a sweet and spicy salad dressing (sure to be your favorite), this Mama Loves Salad creamy apple cider vinaigrette works well in any number of salads.

Cooking tip: I use this jar to make this recipe.

Balsamic Honey Dressing

Honey Balsami vinaigrette brings rich honey and a bright flavor to everything you put on it. Try it with blueberry, apple and walnut salad, chicken salad with strawberries or irresistible broccoli and mandarin salad for a refreshing lunch or a light dinner.

Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 84kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

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