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Balsamic Vinaigrette from Creede Hotel

I am vacationing in a cabin in Colorado. Today I went to the grocery store to buy food. I decided to make grilled chicken on salad greens for dinner. I always make my own salad dressings, but opted to buy bottled dressing instead of buying all the necessary ingredients to make my own. I prefer an oil and vinegar dressing, so I bought a bottle of Balsamic Vinaigrette made with extra virgin olive oil. I can’t believe that they bottle this stuff. The first ingredient listed was………….water, then vinegar, then olive oil, followed by soybean oil and corn oil!
I decided to share my favorite vinaigrette recipe that I got from the Creede Hotel in Creede, Colorado. It is really my favorite and is so easy to make. Just remember to always use good quality oil and vinegar.


  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice (o.k., I do use bottled lemon juice sometimes)
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Fresh Garlic


Mix all ingredients and serve over fresh greens.