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
- Add all ingredients to a large jar with tight-fitting lid.
- Shake until well combined.