In this version of a balsamic vinaigrette, a bit of added honey takes the edge off the tartness of the vinegar but doesn't make the dressing too sweet.
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Shaking method: Combine all ingredients in a jar or cruet with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until well blended.
Whisking method: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until well blended.
Use immediately or refrigerate. If using later, shake or whisk again just before using.
-- Approximately 1/2 cup of dressing