Dr. Oz’s Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing

Dr. Oz Creamy Balsamic Dressing

by Lesli

in Salad Dressings

Dr Oz’s salad dressing is so simple to make and so delicious, you’ll never buy bottled dressing again!  I promise.

Okay, so here’s the deal — I have eaten more fat free salad dressings than I could  possibly count — many of them quite terrible, but some really good (the ones you’ll find on A Healthy Kitchen).

Until quite recently, I have treated fat like my enemy, but this girl is trying to learn some new tricks for optimal health.

One thing I learned a long time ago is that bottled fat free salad dressings are filled with lots of yucko, unpronounceable stuff, including high fructose corn syrup.  Apparently that’s what they use to stabilize the dressing and prolong the shelf life without adding fat. Yuck!  So I started making my own and they’re actually quite tasty 🙂

Dr Oz Touts Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I’ve been watching Dr Oz, and I can tell you this — Dr Oz is a BIG TIME proponent of having some extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) in your diet daily.  In fact, Dr Oz recommends 1 to 2 tablespoons of EVOO daily as being optimal for your heart and overall health.

Kind of a scary thought to this fat-phobic cook, but I’ve decided to give it a try and because EVOO is best for you when it’s not cooked, I decided to use it in my salad dressing.  If I continue to lose weight while eating this way, Dr Oz’s recipe will stay here.  If this recipe disappears, that means that as much as I love Dr Oz, I don’t find even healthy fats beneficial advice to my weight loss results.  (Update — I love, love, love Dr Oz’s Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing and I’m now a believer in the importance of healthy fats in your diet! Thanks Dr Oz — you’ve made my healthy diet more enjoyable!!!)

Anyway, here’s Dr. Oz’s Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (I love garlic, but I must not love it as much as Dr Oz does because I found this wayyyy over-powering. I kept reducing the amount until I was just using 1/4 of a clove and it’s still very garlicky so I’ll probably leave it out next time. It’s kind of tasty with 1/4 cube, but I can’t really taste the balsamic with so much garlic.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)


  1. Combine oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic and soy sauce; mix well.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.


  1. If you have a Magic Bullet (small blender), combine all ingredients and blend well.  Since my Magic Bullet will grind peppercorns, I use 3 or 4 peppercorns in place of the ground pepper and blend it with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. If you blend it really well, it will not only be thick and creamy, it will hold it’s creaminess in the fridge (if you have leftovers or make a larger batch).

This only takes a couple of minutes to make and it’s restaurant quality delicious!

Serves: 2

Peace, Love and Delicious Dr Oz Dressings 🙂

Note: Photo was taken with Simply Divine Vine Salad topped with Seasoned Baked Cod.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Abraham Kong@locksmith berkeley

Balsamic salad dressings are very popular on restaurant menus because of their sweet, mild flavor. So delicious and easy to whisk together, this balsamic salad dressing should be a regular in your dressing recipe repertoire.Combine all ingredients, except oil, in a mixing bowl. Whisk vigorously while very slowly drizzling in the oil. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. May be refrigerated overnight for even better results. Stir before serving. May be stored for several weeks in the refrigerator.



Beautiful blog with helpful content!

This recipe looks yummy. I am a huge fan of olive oil and am in love with Garlic Gold. Good job you are trying to get over your fat phobia as you know it is a good fat! I am following noe and will check back in soon.



Hi Shane, Thanks for your gracious feedback. I just discovered your blog the other day when I was reading up on HFCS and WOW your passionate, knowledge-based blog blew me away. I’m a HUGE fan now and will be back often! Thanks for visiting aHealthyKitchen. I hope you will come back often as I’m sharing the growth path that I’m on.


Gray Vans

Excellent blog. I’ll put your link on my blog. Great work!



Thanks Gray and welcome aboard 🙂



Hello, my husband and I are always looking at wonderful healthy sites such as this one. The reason I started selling my Italian dressing is because it is made with EVO and red wine or balsamic vinegar and is a really healthy alternative to the stuff on the market. Plus, you can use it as a marinade and sandwich spread as well. Thanks for sharing 🙂



Very good dressing. I added a teaspoon of pesto.



Interesting addition Andy. I like the idea!



Olga @ Foods That Lower BP

Excellent recipe… For those who want to lower blood pressure, it is beneficial to replace half of EVOO with pomegranate juice. So it becomes pomegranate balsamic dressing. Might need a bit of brown sugar in it to be perfect after this replacement.
I enjoy your blog, Lesli, glad I have found you ( a while ago :))



Hi Olga, Thanks so much for the suggestion about the pomegranate juice. I’ll have to give that a try. Maybe adding a tad of Coconut Crystals for a bit of sweetener if needed. Glad you found me




Definitley looks good and simple to make. I like the easy ingredients needed.


Miriam Rachels

Anyone know of a salad dressing with evoo, lemon juice (or vinegar), honey mustard, and NO SOY ? I knowingly eat no soy, which difficult to do as soy is in PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING. I’d rather have a bottled dressing but if there isn’t one out there I can use a recipe.


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