This vinaigrette does not separate for at least 30 minutes once you shake it! Simple, sweet, and savory.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, shallot, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a glass jar with a lid. Replace lid on the jar and shake vigorously until thoroughly combined.

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Nutrition Facts

132.8 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 3.2g 1% DV; fat 13.5g 21% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 38mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2013
About 30 years ago, I was watching a cooking show where they were making salad dressing. They said that if you added mustard, it would act like a binder between the oil and vinegar. They said you could always use lemon juice, too. Since then, mustard is always added. It doesn't take much. I prefer my dressing more 1:1 ratio of oil and vinegar. Also, if you use garlic powder instead of fresh and leave out the shallot, you can leave the dressing out on the counter, so if you are using olive oil, you don't have to wait for it to "melt." I always have some made and ready on the counter, and it is wonderful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/07/2013
This seems more like a honey mustard vinaigrette than a balsamic vinaigrette. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2013
About 30 years ago, I was watching a cooking show where they were making salad dressing. They said that if you added mustard, it would act like a binder between the oil and vinegar. They said you could always use lemon juice, too. Since then, mustard is always added. It doesn't take much. I prefer my dressing more 1:1 ratio of oil and vinegar. Also, if you use garlic powder instead of fresh and leave out the shallot, you can leave the dressing out on the counter, so if you are using olive oil, you don't have to wait for it to "melt." I always have some made and ready on the counter, and it is wonderful. Read More
(441)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2011
Hi! This is my recipe and I want to let you know that I only use a really good quality balsamic for this which tends to be sweet. If you do use a lesser quality vinegar you may need to add a little more honey. It still turns out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2011
Simple and delicious! Definitely use a good quality balsamic and you can't go wrong. This has a nice sweetness to it - perfect over mixed greens! Thanks for a great recipe MATTSBELLY! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2012
I'm not typically a fan of balsamic vinegar, but I did like this dressing. Neither overly sweet nor overly tangy, tho' I did adjust the oil and vinegar to the 3:1 ratio I prefer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2011
FABULOUS!!!! I made a grilled romaine lettuce salad with roasted yellow & red cherry tomatoes, roasted red pepper and topped with feta, with this dressing on the side. Our main dish was Korean Beef scewers w/rice noodles (300 CALORIES) that my neighbor made......it was a perfect combo and caloric wise.....approx 450-ish TOTAL! I will make this dressing forever!!!! I didn't have shallots so I subbed with a oinch of onion powder.....Did the trick! THANKS!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2011
This is incredible. I made this early this morning so it would have time to set before dinner. I did increase the garlic but that's really a matter of personal taste. I think this would be really good with some chopped fresh basil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2011
The first words out of my daughter’s mouth were “This is really great dressing, where did you get it?” When I told her I got it on AR, she immediately wanted the recipe. This dressing had the perfect combination of flavors for us. We loved it. If you don’t have a high quality balsamic vinegar, I recommend adding a little extra honey to compensate for it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2011
Excellent dressing! It went perfectly with some of my favorite salad ingredients: romaine, spinach, bleu cheese, sunflower nuts and craisins. I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2013
OMG-This is grrreat!! I made the dressing last night but didn't use it until this evening with a spring mix salad I prepared myself with fresh veggies. I could taste the sweetness of the honey & the mellow flavour of aged balsamic vinegar with every bite. The best part is that it wasn't necessary to shake the jar again after the first time I shook it 28 HOURS earlier! This is by far the best balsamic vinaigrette I've ever made because it's not oily or tangy and it doesn't separate after sitting for a day in the refrigerator. I absolutely LOVED IT!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/07/2013
This seems more like a honey mustard vinaigrette than a balsamic vinaigrette. Read More
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