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

Our Creamy Balsamic Dressing is super thick and creamy without using mayonnaise! Pour it over salads, drizzle on top of chicken or use it as a dip for veggies!



  • 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 add mayo)


  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 while sitting, just shake it up again or blend again 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. Not balsamic glaze, 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: Marinades & Sauces
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American