This is my latest variation of balsamic vinaigrette. Not too sweet, and not too tart, the honey and dijon mustard strike a lovely balance.
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
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 2/3 cup of dressing