To say that it’s been hot in Toronto is an understatement. On Monday it was hotter than L.A and Athens, when does that ever happen in May? Never. There is really only one thing that you can eat during extreme heat and to me, that’s salad. I find that it’s really the dressing that makes the salad. I have to say that I find myself tempted to buy some of the crazy flavors available in grocery stores, like Bacon Ranch, but quickly realize that all the sugar, salt and added fat is not worth it. That said, I’m determined to make a homemade version of Bacon Ranch dressing at some point this summer. For now, I’m opting for healthier, homemade dressings such as this recipe for white balsamic vinaigrette.

Unlike bacon ranch, this White Balsamic Vinaigrette is a light, fresh and healthy dressing that goes well on just about any salad. It’s a favourite simple go-to dressing that makes a great side salad or works as a main as well.

White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Looking for a basic vinaigrette recipe using white balsamic vinegar?
Serves: ¾ cup
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, garlic powder, honey and oregano.
  2. Slowly, while whisking, pour in the olive oil in a steady stream.
  3. Season to taste.

This White Balsamic Vinaigrette is a light and refreshing salad dressing perfect for the coming sweltering summer months.

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