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Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette
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Classic Vinaigrette Recipe - Champagne and Balsamic

Classic Vinaigrette is perfect for every salad. This is the best basic dressing you will find and easy to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Cyndy Ufkes ~ The Art of Food and Wine


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar or Champagne vinegar, See NOTE below
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Combine the vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, shallot, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a glass jar with a lid. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and whisk until well combined.
    1. Add the lid to the jar and shake vigorously until completely combined, or
    2. Blend in everything in a small food processor.
  • Shake well again before serving.
    Refrigerate if not using immediately.


Use balsamic vinegar for the Balsamic Vinaigrette 
Use Champagne vinegar for the Champagne Vinaigrette