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 so 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


measuring cups | measuring spoons | small bowl | fork/small whisk | jar/container with a tight-fitting lid to store


1. | Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together

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

3. | Serve immediately as a dipping sauce or vinaigrette dressing

4. | 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!

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16 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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