We have salad with dinner just about every night. I tend to avoid bottled salad dressings (most bottled salad dressing contains refined sugar and processed food additives), but sometimes I want the convenience of a bottled dressing. This quick and easy chipotle balsamic vinaigrette fits the bill. No chopping and hardly any measuring — just pour everything in a jar and shake.
This dressing gets a slight smoky flavor and heat from chipotle chili flakes and a little bit of sweetness from honey. Garlic infused olive oil adds a hint of garlic flavor without having to peel and chop garlic cloves. It saves a lot of time in the kitchen when you're trying to get dinner on the table quickly.
The key to this recipe is using a good quality balsamic vinegar. I based this vinaigrette recipe on one part vinegar to two parts oil. But you can use as little as one part oil or as many as three parts oil, depending on how acidic you like your dressing. Either way, this quick and easy chipotle balsamic vinaigrette is a great weeknight salad dressing recipe.
Easy Chipotle Balsamic Vinaigrette
- ¼ cup good quality balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup garlic infused olive oil
- ¼ cup organic extra virgin olive oil
- ½ - 1 teaspoon chipotle chili flakes to taste
- 2 teaspoons honey (substitute stevia to taste for keto/low carb)
- sea salt to taste
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a large jar with tight-fitting lid.
- Shake until well combined.
Would this work with chipotle chili POWDER? That's all I have.
I have not tested this recipe with chipotle chili powder. If you try it, you may need to play around with the amount. Start with less and taste it - you can always add more but you can't take it out. 🙂
Alright, I'll play around with the amount. Thank you 🙂
If I'd rather use fresh garlic (I have the time to press or mince it!), how much actual garlic would you recommend (in place of the garlic infused olive oil - I would just use plain olive oil)? This looks tasty!