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




6 Responses to The Best Balsamic Dijon Dressing!

  1. dental hygienist says:

    What a great resource!

  2. Lisa says:

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

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  5. Dawn says:

    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.

  6. Marco says:

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

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