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glass jar filled with white balsamic vinaigrette and a spoon on a white dish towel

Healthy 5-Minute White Balsamic Vinaigrette

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: about 1 cup 1x
  • Category: dressing
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

White balsamic vinaigrette is a delicious and versatile healthy homemade salad dressing. It’s made with pantry staples including extra virgin olive oil, honey, and Dijon mustard, and will take you 5 minutes or less to prepare! Keep a batch in the fridge to dress up salads, roasted vegetables, or as a marinade for proteins.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp shallot, minced


Instructions

  1. Combine all the vinaigrette ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
    white balsamic ingredients in a small speckled bowl
  2. Use a small whisk or fork to vigorously whisk the vinaigrette in a side-to-side zig-zag motion. Continue whisking until dressing is emulsified (when the oil and vinegar are cohesive and not separating from each other).
    hands whisking up white balsamic vinaigrette in a small speckled bowl with a mini whisk
  3. Pour into a jar for storage. 

Notes

Storing homemade vinaigrette

Since homemade salad dressing does not contain preservatives, you should use it within 2 weeks of preparing.

Store white balsamic vinaigrette in a glass jar in the fridge. Since it is made with olive oil, it might harden up a bit when cold. If this happens, run warm water over the jar, or let the jar sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before using.