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Creamy Balsamic dressing being poured over a salad

Creamy Balsamic Dressing

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

This Creamy Balsamic Dressing is our go-to dressing recipe! No mayonnaise needed, just a few seconds in the blender will do the trick!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup good quality balsamic vinegar (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 small garlic clove or 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional, we don’t use mayonnaise but if you like your dressing extra thick and creamy you can use the mayo)

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend for 30 seconds.  Store the dressing in a mason jar, salad cruet or a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  2. If the dressing separates a little while sitting, just shake it up again or throw it back into the blender before using.

Recipe Notes

Try using good quality balsamic vinegar like a kind from the Modena or Reggio Emilia regions. We use a balsamic vinegar from Modena that we get at out local club store and it’s so much better than regular balsamic vinegar! It’s deliciously sweet and thicker than most of the balsamic vinegars that you find in the grocery store that aren’t from those regions. I’m not talking balsamic glaze here, just a good quality balsamic vinegar that shouldn’t cost you much more than you’re used to paying, just knowing which ones to buy is the trick!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

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