My favorite salad kit is Costco’s kale mix that comes with pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and a creamy white balsamic dressing.
So, of course, I had to try to replicate the dressing at home, with my basic pantry staples. I did have to buy white balsamic vinegar and poppy seeds, but now I’ve added those to my master pantry list because I absolutely love this dressing!
I searched online and only found white balsamic vinaigrettes; however, I wanted the creamy version. So, I bought a salad kit and examined the ingredient list on the dressing packet. Orange juice and onion powder appeared to be the secrets to the tang I loved.
Here is my own version, then. It is quick and easy, doesn’t require many ingredients or tools, and it keeps for up to a week in the fridge.
Creamy White Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe
In a small mixing bowl or Pyrex measuring cup, whisk together all ingredients:
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup poppy seeds
- dash of salt
It’s best if you let it sit, covered and refrigerated, for an hour or more to let the flavors meld, but it’s still good immediately, too.
You can also substitute sour cream or mayonnaise for the yogurt, but I enjoy the tang and texture of yogurt. You can also substitute brown sugar or even honey for the white sugar. If you must, you could make it without the poppy seeds, too, but they add not only some flavor but also a contrast to the creamy dressing.
Uses for creamy white balsamic dressing:
- Baby kale
- Power greens blend
- Shredded cabbage
- Broccoli slaw
You could also make it with sour cream, less vinegar, and some parsley for a ranch-alternative to dip raw veggies in.