The Best Balsamic Dijon Dressing!

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Recently, Elizabeth and I spent a few days at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA.  I will be sharing recipes from our stay here, even a few we got to see being made in the kitchen by demonstration chef Katie Hickey.  To begin with, I wanted to post the recipe for Canyon Ranch’s Balsamic Dijon Dressing.  Hands down the best balsamic dressing I have ever had and probably the most healthy too! Elizabeth agrees and I hope you enjoy.

Thanks for the comment below Sunshine!  Here is a tip from Elizabeth:

The evaporated cane juice adds a bit of “sweetness” to the dressing.  Agave nectar would be a great substitute, however, agave nectar is very sweet so don’t do an even exchange.  When using agave nectar as a “sugar substitute” always cut the amount in half, taste, and if you need to add more, add more.  You could also try substituting honey, a common ingredient in dressing, but we prefer the agave nectar.


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Balsamic Dijon Dressing


  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white grape juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon evaporated cane juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until well mixed.

Serving Information

  • Makes 12 (2-tablespoon) servings, each containing approximately:
  • 60 calories
  • 4 gm. carbohydrate
  • 5 gm. fat
  • 0 mg. cholesterol
  • Trace protein
  • 135 mg. sodium
  • Trace fiber




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  1. Sounds delicious. Can you substitute some thing like Agave nectar for the evaporated cane juice?

  2. Thanks Sunshine! See the answer to your very good question above. I added the response to the post above because it can be hard to find the evaporated cane juice in your supermarket.

  3. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

  4. How about quinoa with the Canyon balsamic dressing??? A little grilled vegetables, or shrimp…Dinner tonight! Thanks!

  5. What a great resource!

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