Light Balsamic Vinaigrette

Store-bought salad dressings are typically loaded with calories, fat, and salt. Luckily, it’s easy to make your own low-cal dressing with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. The health payoff is definitely worth a bit of extra effort.

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This recipe makes 8 Servings
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (choose a good-quality, aged brand if possible)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard*
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

In a jar or container with a screw-on lid, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, water, mustard, honey, and garlic powder. Screw on the lid and shake the container vigorously until everything is well combined.

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

TIP: You can store the dressing in the refrigerator in the same container you prepped it in. Just shake the container vigorously before each use to mix the ingredients.

*Note: For celiac disease, check label on mustard to ensure it’s gluten-free.