Creamy Honey-Mustard Balsamic Dressing

This dressing is so delicious — super creamy and full of flavor! It's divine in any salad, and one of my boys uses it as a dip for raw carrots! I know — I can't believe it either!



  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Makes approximately 2 cups

Total Prep and Cooking Time: less than 5 minutes

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, whisk the mustard, honey, vinegar, vanilla, and salt.

Cook while whisking, only until it begins to simmer and everything is evenly blended, about 1 minute.  Remove from the heat and very gradually drizzle in the olive oil, as you continue to whisk. Season to taste with the pepper.

An addtional note:

This dressing is also perfect with my Winter Chopped Salad!