Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette

Hi! It feels like it has been such a long time since I last posted a recipe. I have had a hard time resting my back and not doing the things I love, such as taking pictures of my food and making new recipes. I decided to give it a try this weekend by making something super quick and simple. I made a lovely salad and wanted a sweet yet tangy vinaigrette to go with it. I threw some ingredients together and I loved how this vinaigrette turned out. It was sweet and tangy and it paired perfectly with the salad I served it with (the salad will post tomorrow).

Unfortunately, working with my lighting equipment and leaning forward to get good angles of the food was causing me a lot of pain – so much so that I had to have my husband finish shooting some of the photos. I am so sick of being in pain and I am frustrated that the healing process is moving so slowly.  I don’t know when I will be back to full-time posting but I hope it’s soon. Thank you for being patient! A huge thank you to my family who have really been amazing and so very helpful during this trying time!!

Combine the oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, honey, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes prior to serving it with a salad so the flavors have time to mingle.

Side Note: My balsamic vinegar is very sweet so I used just a touch of honey and sugar. If your balsamic isn’t as sweet, you may want to add a touch more sweetness to your vinaigrette.


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Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 35 min. (30 minutes for the flavors to mingle)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of canola oil
1 1/2 - 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp honey
1/4 tsp sugar
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine the oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, honey, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes prior to serving it with a salad so the flavors have time to mingle.

Side Note: My balsamic vinegar is very sweet so I used just a touch of honey and sugar. If your balsamic isn't as sweet, you may want to add a touch more sweetness to your vinaigrette.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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23 Responses to “Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 21, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    So sorry you’re still in pain! But hey, you found a second photographer – you’re husband took some nice shots!

    Oh and this vinaigrette – definitely need to try it. I have this amazing balsamic fig that I can use for this.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — January 21, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    I hope that your back gets better soon too. Your vinaigrette looks and sounds tasty.

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    Helene — January 21, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    I feel so sorry for you, hope you get better soon. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Mary — January 21, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    oh, Pam! I’m so sorry that your back is still bothering you this much. Hope you continue to improve very quickly!

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    Diane — January 22, 2013 @ 2:40 am

    Having broken my back when I was younger I know how debilitating back pain can be. Just take care and do not rush things, we will all be here when you return. This sounds like a great salad dressing. Take it easy Diane

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    Debbie — January 22, 2013 @ 3:21 am

    I can picture this on my salad! Delicious and I hope you are feeling better soon!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — January 22, 2013 @ 4:05 am

    Homemade balsamic vinaigrette is the best and it is so easy to make!

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    Jenn — January 22, 2013 @ 4:36 am

    Oh Pam, I know it’s got to be hard for you, but you know you have to take care of yourself and not push yourself too hard or the process will just take longer. Easier said then done, though, I know! Just take care of you!! At least you are starting out with the simple things….. I’m loving this vinaigrette! It could work with so many things.

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — January 22, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    I hope you’ll feel better soon! Back pain is the worst…
    The vinaigrette sounds very tasty!

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    Carmen Rosa — January 22, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    Delicious!!!!! Pam, I hope you get better soon….

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    Joanne — January 22, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    Aww chica I’m so sorry you’re still not feeling 100% :( I can’t even imagine how frustrating that must be.

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    Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) — January 22, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    Awww, I’m so sorry you are in pain!

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    Rhonda — January 22, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    I am so sorry you are still in pain, that totally stinks :( I hope you heal quickly!!

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    Susan — January 22, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Oh! I was thinking about you this morning, as my husband complained of some back pain after bringing in a huge load of wood for the stoves! Heartening to see you beginning to blog again, but disheartening to know that you’re still uncomfortable! Take it easy and be well, dearie!

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    teresa — January 22, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    mmm, i love a sweet vinaigrette, this looks awesome! keep resting up, i hope you’re back to normal soon!

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    Marjie — January 22, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    Glad you’re up and about a little bit, because I understand your pain very well. Take care of yourself, Pam!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 22, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    O Pam, you should get more rest and treat yourself with a back massage.
    A lovely vinaigrette!
    Get well soon!
    Angie

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    bellini — January 23, 2013 @ 2:39 am

    This would be lovely for my favourite spinach salad. I sure hope you feel better soon.

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    Kim in MD — January 23, 2013 @ 4:18 am

    After reading the salad post I was hopeful you were fully healed and 100% better. I’m sorry you aren’t yet, and I you are feeling back to normal soon!

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    Culinary Cory — January 25, 2013 @ 6:14 am

    Balsamic and Dijon are two of my favorite flavor combos in a vinaigrette.

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    Chris — January 25, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    I hope that you are healed up soon, Pam.

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