Make this easy Honey Prosecco Vinaigrette in less than five minutes. There is nothing easier than making homemade salad dressings and vinaigrettes. I cannot tell you the last time I purchased a bottle of salad dressing at the grocery store. And we eat a lot of salads! Especially during the hot summer months when we just don’t feel like cooking.
Why you should make your own salad dressings
Besides the fact that they are easy and take almost no time to make, the flavor is fresher and you know exactly what you put into the recipe. Most homemade salad dressing recipes contain only natural ingredients and require no preservatives for longer shelf-life. Certain ingredients that are used to extend the life of the dressing may cause allergies, can trigger headaches and overall may not be good for you. Try this Honey Prosecco Vinaigrette, so easy and so flavorful.
Balancing the Honey Prosecco Salad Dressing
A good vinaigrette or salad dressing has a balance between sweetness and acidity. This honey prosecco vinaigrette is sweetened with natural honey and it perfectly balances the white balsamic vinegar. Try this salad dressing with our Watermelon Mint Salad. Perfect for the hot summer days.
Ingredients for Honey Prosecco Vinaigrette
light olive oil – or any oil that you prefer that does not have a strong flavor. Extra virgin olive oil should not be used.
Prosecco – or champagne or any sparkling wine will work. You can use non-alcoholic sparkling cider too.
white balsamic vinegar – or any other white wine vinegar. White balsamic vinegar has a deeper floral and fruity flavor with a slightly sweet finish and we love using it for salad dressings. It just brightens up the flavor.
honey – any hone you have on hand is fine. We used clover honey.
parsley flakes – we like using dried parsley flakes for salad dressings. You can use fresh if you prefer. Fresh parsley has a deeper earthy flavor.
onion powder – using onion powder gives the dressing a nicely balanced onion flavor without needing to use too much onion.
garlic powder – garlic powder has a less potent flavor as opposed to fresh garlic. We like it in salad dressings since it has a less offensive flavor
salt and black pepper – to taste
Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until all ingredients are combined.
Transfer into an easy pour container with a top.
Shake well before serving. Contents may separate.
Storing Tips for Homemade Salad Dressing
Since most homemade salad dressings do not contain any preservatives, naturally the shelf life of the dressing may be less than the store-bought salad dressings. This salad dressing will last in the refrigerator for seven to ten days. However, the exact recipe makes about 8 ounces of salad dressing. It may not last that long.
The dressing should be stored in the refrigerator. Please keep in mind that it will thicken in the refrigerator, and it will separate. We suggest storing it in a sealed container that can be shaken before dressing the salad.
Honey Prosecco Vinaigrette
- ¾ cup light olive oil
- ¼ cup prosecco
- ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until all ingredients are combined.
- Transfer into an easy pour container with a top.