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Homemade Honey Dijon Balsamic Dressing {Recipe}

It’s time for the second installment of my homemade salad dressings tutorial. Today I have a homemade Honey Dijon Balsamic vinaigrette that is my GO TO dressing for 90% of the salads I make at home.

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Like most of my homemade salad dressings, the ingredients list is short with just four items.

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I start with the honey and then whisk in dijon mustard, followed by balsamic and finally the oil. My original combination was just honey, balsamic and olive oil but added the dijon over time to thicken it up and give it a little more dimension and tang. If you are not a big mustard fan, leave it out!

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It keeps well in the fridge for a few days. Just give it a good shake to get everything combined again.

Honey Dijon Balsamic Dressing
(Recipe developed by Jen DeCurtins, Peanut Butter Runner)

1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil

Whisk together honey and dijon mustard. Slowly incorporate balsamic vinegar and finally the olive oil. Note, I like a 1:1 ratio of balsamic to olive oil but if that’s too strong for you, add another tablespoon of olive oil. I really encourage you to play around with the proportions to find ratios that work for you. I never break out the measuring spoons for this recipe!

Yield: enough for 2 side salads or 1-2 large salads

Here are some of my favorite salad combos for this dressing…

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This Salmon, Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad.

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Pears, avocado, golden beets or roasted butternut squash, pecans, dried cranberries and goat cheese.

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Avocado, macadamia nuts, blueberries, strawberries, dried cranberries and goat cheese.

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Kale, grilled chicken, avocado, golden beets, quinoa and goat cheese.

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Spinach, feta, butternut squash, toasted pecans, avocado.


{ 11 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Amber June 10, 2014, 5:20 pm

    Yes! I make an olive oil + balsamic + mustard + honey dressing all the time for my salads. I much prefer homemade salad dressings over store bought!

  • 2
    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run June 10, 2014, 5:46 pm

    easy and delicious. yay for TJ’s 🙂

  • 3
    Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona June 10, 2014, 7:25 pm

    Sounds absolutely delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try this.

  • 4
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun June 10, 2014, 9:55 pm

    This looks delicious and perfect for summer salads!

  • 5
    Holly June 10, 2014, 10:14 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! Your salads look so amazing. I try to jazz my salads up but they never look as good as yours! 🙂

  • 6
    Runner Girl Eats June 11, 2014, 6:42 am

    Looks like a great summer dressing! Can’t wait to try it out.

  • 7
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt June 11, 2014, 8:20 am

    Homemade dresssings are the best! I’m enjoying this series!

  • 8
    ali June 11, 2014, 1:42 pm

    i do the same dressing but with maple syrup instead of honey…..so good….. i’m a maple syrup freak!

  • 9
    Alex @ Kenzie Life June 11, 2014, 3:47 pm

    I’m in love with the greek yogurt honey mustard you posted a bit ago! It makes the most fantastic dipping sauce for tofu strips as well as a salad dressing or veggie dip! I love it so I’m definitely trying this one!

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