honey balsamic dressing in jar

Honey Balsamic Dressing

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: balsamic, salad dressing, vinaigrette
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 110 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore

This sweet and tangy dressing is a family favorite! It's perfect over any salad, and uses a little less oil than traditional dressing recipes.



  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (preferably aged 3 years)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 1 garlic clove , or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Combine the vinegar, shallot, garlic, salt, honey, olive oil, and water in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust any seasoning to taste. (You can add a little extra honey if your vinegar is too sour.)

  2. Allow to chill for 4 hours before serving, for best flavor and texture. Shake well before serving each time.

  3. This dressing should keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.