Tuesday, February 4, 2014

White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Or as sister and I named it today Sweet Sister’s Vinaigrette. For lunch today dear sister came over and made lunch while I worked from home. She made gnocchi with a carbonara sauce both from World Market. She also had spinach and mushrooms for a salad. She asked me to walk her through making a vinaigrette. That is when it happened. She asked if she could use walnut oil instead of olive oil. I said why not? I suggested using white balsamic instead of balsamic vinegar. And so it is that Sweet Sister’s Vinaigrette was born. It is so so good. I actually stopped my work to post this. Shhh! Don't tell on me. I guess that is a perk of working from home. Anyway, the dressing is deliciously sweet from the white balsamic and the honey. Sister said it reminded her of sweet vidalia onion dressing. She said she wants to try replacing the garlic with onion very soon. I love it just as is. I think this is my new go to dressing for spinach salads. You just have to try this one.

White Balsamic Vinaigrette
aka Sweet Sister’s Vinaigrette
Makes approx. 1/2 cup


3 oz walnut oil
1 oz white balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced (approx. 1/2 tsp)
1 tsp honey
1/8 tsp Italian seasoning
Salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes, to taste


Mix vinaigrette ingredients in a small mason jar. Secure with lid and shake until emulsified. Store remaining dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week. Great over a spinach and mushroom salad.

Linking to:
It's Your Life: Tuesdays with a Twist
Anyonita Nibbles: Tasty Tuesdays
Dizzy Busy & Hungry: Wine'd Down Wednesday
Buns In My Oven: What's Cookin' Wednesday
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
Turnips 2 Tangerines: Four Seasons Blog Hop
My Turn for Us: Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends
My Kitchen Escapades: Super Saturday Link Party
My Mixing Spoon: Random Recipe Roundup
Ms.enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
My Pinterventures: Summer Salads Party


  1. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays! Pinning to the party board and can't wait to see what tasty posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

  2. What a great Vinaigrette, I will sure be trying this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thank you for sharing on the Four Seasons blog Hop. The Vinaigreete sounds wonderful especially with the wawlnut oil!!

  4. This sounds fantastic for any salad, but it seems especially suited for spinach and mushroom salad. Thank you for sharing. I like making my own dressings and am always looking for new recipes.


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