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Sweet and Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette

This balsamic vinaigrette packs the perfect flavor balance of sweet, peppery, and tangy in this versatile and tasty salad dressing!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic, dressing, vinaigrette
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Lisa from A Day in the Kitchen


  • 3 tbs dijon mustard
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 8 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 tbs balsamic vinegar


  • Combine all ingredients and mix well with a whisk.
  • Adjust the amounts of honey, salt, and pepper as needed, according to taste.
  • Store any leftover vinaigrette in a sealed jar in the refrigerator.


  • For a stronger peppery flavor, add more black pepper to the dressing, 1/4 tsp at a time.
  • Perfect for drizzling over a fresh Caprese Salad (sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves)!
  • Also tastes great drizzled over oven-roasted vegetables or fried eggs!
  • Mix it with some mayo and use it as a sandwich spread!
  • Leftover dressing keeps for at least one week in the fridge.
  • This recipe can easily be halved.