The Art of Dressing Greens

The Art of Dressing Greens

Enjoy the homemade goodness of olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressings on a variety of salads for a fresh and delicious experience.

Here's a simple recipe that's quick and easy. 


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional, some balsamics are sweeter than others and may not need this)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a small bowl or jar, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and sweetener (if using).

Whisk or shake the ingredients vigorously until they are well combined and emulsified.  Add salt and pepper to taste

Tip ** For a creamier texture, you can add a tablespoon of plain Greek yogurt or mayo to the dressing and mix well.

The dressing is ready to use or can be store in the refrierator in an airtight container for 5 days (shake before use)

Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic dressing over your favorite salad greens, vegetables, or mixed salad ingredients. 

Tip** Try adding in additional herbs, spices, or flavourings such as dried herbs, shallots, lemon juice, or a touch of honey.

 Enjoy some of our customers flavour combinations:

Lemon and Cucumber White Balsamic and O&V Italian Herb Olive Oil -Robust and  herbaceous notes.

Coconut Lime White Balsamic and Lemon Olive Oil-The bright citrus notes from the lemon oil enhance the tanginess and freshness of the lime.

Coconut Lime Habanero White Balsamic and O&V Citrus Kiss-*Sweet and spicy flavour combination

Key Lime Habanero White Balsamic and Blood Orange Olive Oil* Zesty and spicy combination sure to wake up your tastebuds

Aged Bourbon Dark Balsamic and Jalapeno Olive Oil- Sweet, tangy and spicy. Works great as a marinade 

Raspberry  Balsamic (White or Dark) and Basil Olive Oil- The sweet and tart flavours of raspberry balsamic vinegar complement the herbaceous and slightly peppery taste of basil oil. 

Don't be afraid to get creative and experiment with different flavours to discover your own unique and delightful salad dressings.

What's your favorite homemade salad dressing recipe? Share your go-to combination in the comments below and let us know how you love to dress up your salads! Tag us #oandvtaste

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