My Favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette

I’ll be honest, as an avid salad lover it has taken me far too long to start making homemade dressings. I like what I like, and for the longest time that included a select few dressings from the store. I’ve been on my non-toxic, natural living journey for a quite awhile so I know how junky store bought condiments are. I chalk it up to feeling like it was one more thing to do.

Last year enough was enough, I was going to conquer this area of crunchiness I had been putting off.

I’ve tried quite a few homemade salad dressings and vinaigrettes, this one below is favorite and pairs well with practically all salad bowls. Once you make the recipe a few times you will have it memorized and you can easily whip it up in a few minutes. The flavor is beyond anything you will find in a bottle, so the fact that it’s easy to make is just the cherry on top. 

My favorite salad to prepare this with is a bed on chopped fresh greens from our garden. I’m not a fan of butter lettuce so a nice crunchy romaine pairs perfectly with this dressing. Next add sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sliced steaks and crumbled feta. It’s fresh and with the savor steak it’s filling.

Honey Thyme Balsamic Vinaigrette



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  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil

  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar

  • 2 tbsp Honey

  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard

  • 1 clove of Garlic

  • 1 tsp of chopped fresh thyme


  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In a jar mix together the vinegar, oil, honey, pressed/minced garlic, mustard, and finely chopped thyme. salt, and several grinds of pepper.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

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