Creamy Balsamic Dressing

2014-06-21 Balsamic Dressing-254Seriously easy, unbelievably creamy. Thick, Creamy Balsamic Dressing is perfect for any green salad. Slightly tangy, with a touch of sweetness, this dressing will upgrade your salads from ordinary, to extraordinary in no time!

Another summer Sunday and another blog post. ūüôā (My goal is to¬†eventually¬†start posting twice a week, but in the meantime, I’m just thankful for each post that makes it up.) I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! We did! I’m thrilled to report that we even managed to survive our first week with Andrew back to work. Everyone was happy, fed and clean ūüėČ On top of that, laundry is caught up, and grocery shopping is done. Slightly tired, yes. Fun, productive week, yes! I will definitely be the first one to agree with everyone who told me that “the transition from one to two kids was much tougher¬†than from two to three”. I mean, life is slightly chaotic now and there is usually a mountain of laundry to be done, but I guess that’s kind of how life with two little ones was anyway. ūüėČ Add little Charlie into the mix, and it’s just different. More laundry and less sleep, but LOTS more fun. So, all in all, it has been a great week, and such a nice long weekend. I’m just thankful for all of our blessings. Here are a few pictures of our little sweeties this week.

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Now, let’s talk about¬†this dressing. I actually stumbled upon the method for this recipe without even meaning to. I’ve been making this dressing recipe (not in its creamy form) for a while. But a few weeks ago, I was in my “creating” mode in the kitchen, and peered over at my Vitamix. “I wonder what would happen if I put my original dressing recipe in the blender and tried to emulsify it? Would it get creamy?” …Elizabeth was curious. (I guess we’ve been reading a few too many¬†Curious George books around here ;)) But, with an idea like that, I figured I HAD to try it. I literally added everything to the Vitamix- vinegar, spices, whole garlic cloves and shallot pieces, and turned it on! It blended everything up in no time! So cool, and such a time saver! Next, I wanted to add the oil, but decided to drizzle it in, in a slow, steady stream. After adding all of the oil, and blending for a few more seconds, you will never guess what appeared! It was like magic! I removed the lid and peered down into the blender…sitting there looking up at me was a thick, creamy, delightful little substance. Did I say creamy? I mean, we’re talking restaurant quality, mayonnaise or sour cream-like thickness, and with¬†only using healthy, extra-virgin olive oil. Totally awesome! Totally delicious! Super-duper eeeeasy! ūüôā I even whipped up a fresh batch this afternoon when we got home¬†from the pool. (Throw ingredients in blender, mix, let chill in fridge. Dressing, done- in 5 minutes flat, or less!)

This Creamy Balsamic Dressing is the perfect addition to your favorite salads!

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Creamy White Balsamic Dressing

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic)
  • 2 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 1/2 medium shallot (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 3/4 cup good quality extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Add vinegar, garlic, shallot, mustard, honey, salt, pepper and dill to blender or Vitamix. Blend for about 30-60 seconds on low, then high speed. Reduce speed to medium and slowly drizzle in olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Blend for a few more seconds until fully emulsified. Stop blending when dressing looks thick and creamy. (Be careful not to over mix, or dressing will thin out.)


For best results, allow dressing to chill in fridge for an hour before using. Dressing will keep covered and refrigerated for one week.
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