This is an amazing Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette that can be ready in as little as 5 minutes!! That is pretty amazing for making your own homemade salad dressing. Make sure you give it a try!
Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette is a simple and tasty salad dressing perfect for any occasion and all salads! Make ahead and keep in the refrigerator.
Are you still buying store bought salad dressings? I do in a pinch, but I find making my own at home to be so much more tasty, rewarding and wholesome. Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette is one of my favorites. Tart and sweet, it complements so many different different varieties of greens.
While Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette tastes great on so many salads, my favorite to pair it with is my Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts. Succulent, sweet pears baked to caramelization and wrapped in puff pastry over leafy greens with goat cheese and candied walnuts. Delicious! It is one of my favorite fall salads!
What does it take to make this homemade salad dressing? All you need is extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey and a sprinkle of sea salt. A super easy hack is to put all your ingredients in a mason jar and shake it up! That is all it takes, and you will have a delicious vinaigrette dressing.
Have you ever wondered where did salad dressings come from? They actually have a really long history from being used all the way back in ancient times. Almost 2000 years ago the Babylonians were using oils and vinegar as dressings for their salads, while the Egyptians were said to throw Asian spices into the mixture of oil and vinegar.
In the 1920’s most of the main salad dressing that we would know today were hitting the shelves. Prior to then Americans only really started to use dressings in the 1900’s, and people making these dressings were having to start from scratch as they had no where to store them and had trouble getting ingredients year round.
If you loved this Vinaigrette dressing, make sure you check out these other easy homemade salad dressings:
Tools for making Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette:
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey plus extra for drizzling
- Sprinkle of sea salt
Whisk all ingredients together and store in an airtight container until ready to use.