We recommend using a small blender to emulsify the ingredients and also fully incorporate the shallot. If not using shallot, simply add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.If using a blender, add all ingredients to blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth.
Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more vinegar for acidity, olive oil for richness, salt and pepper to taste, or maple syrup for sweetness.
Use immediately on warm and cold salads, roasted vegetables, and more! Store in the refrigerator 3-4 days. (Oil can harden when chilled, so shake well to reincorporate.)
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with lesser amount of balsamic vinegar. Recipe as written yields 4 (2-Tbsp) servings (about 1/2 cup total).