Balsamic Dressing

Tasty and Versatile Dressing

Making homemade salad dressing is surprisingly easy and tastes so much better than store bought. This dressing is great over raw and cooked vegetables and can even be used as a marinade for chicken and beef.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes approximately 1 cup

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1-1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • Pinch of sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Place all ingredients in a small jar with a lid and shake well or whisk together in a bowl. Dressing can be stored in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.