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OK, so my homemade salad dressing crusade continues. This time with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. I have to admit, that I am not normally a fan of balsamic dressing. The flavor is usually just too strong for me. So I don’t tend to indulge very much. So I asked my friend Mel to come over and help me, so my version would be acceptable for balsamic devotees. 

My mild version of this classic favorite can always be ramped up a notch, for those of you who are long time devotees. I think the lime juice is the kicker in this recipe. Lime juice is always a good idea. 

Thanks Melly!

Home Made Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar plus more taste at the end
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut nectar plus more to taste
  • pinch of Celtic sea salt plus more to taste
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste

Place all the ingredients (except the vinegar) in your blender and pulse until well combined. Add in the vinegar gradually to taste.

Tip: the best way to clean your blender

After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage. 
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water. 
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.

Mmmmmmm the lime juice is definitely the kicker in this recipe!  Yummmmmmmmmmm!


Your dressings looks so simple and yummy! Can’t wait!


Great. I like it on the sweet side, added a little baldamic glaze.

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