A thick balsamic vinegar sauce is being drizzled onto a large empty white shallow bowl.

Balsamic & Herb Dipping Vinaigrette

This recipe is truly versatile because you can use it as a dipping sauce for your favourite fresh, crusty bread or as a vinaigrette dressing for salads, roasted veggies or roasted chicken/beef. It’s delicious during these hot summer months and is incredibly easy to make.

Ingredients (makes approx 3/4 cup – can be easily doubled)

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey (or agave if following a strict vegan diet)
  • pinch of salt and pepper


A large plate with sliced mozzarella and tomatoes drizzled with a blasamic vinegar dipping sauce. Photo by Mark Kusspiske.
Serving suggestion; photo via Mark Kusspiske


Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.

Adjust taste if necessary (you can add more herbs or garlic, etc).

Serve immediately as a dipping sauce or vinaigrette dressing.

If not being used straight away, you can store it in an air-tight jar/container with a tight-fitting lid (this does not need to be refrigerated) and will keep well for about a week out on the counter.

Let me know if you make this and how it turns out!

Further Info:

The Balsamic Break-Down: Here’s What Makes This Italian Condiment So Special – Salon

The 10 Best Balsamic Vinegars in 2021 – The Spruce Eats

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18 thoughts on “Balsamic & Herb Dipping Vinaigrette”

  1. Oh wow, this sounds so good!! I wish I had this recipe when all my neighbours were on the covid bread-baking kick and giving me their creations! I will definitely make this…I have a feelIng the honey really makes this recipe mmmmm


  2. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting there to be that many ingredients for what sounds like a pretty straightforward dipping sauce. I have a very long way to go if I want to get better in the kitchen


    1. I’m definitely still learning how to be better in the kitchen, and try to find things I can use in multiple ways so I don’t waste what I make. This is a good vinaigrette to start making as you can practice changing what you put in it, etc. Thanks for stopping by!


  3. I’m going to have to try this! I tend to fall back on ranch for everything and need something lower calorie. Thank you for sharing!


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