This is my preferred Balsamic Vinaigrette, I add a little honey to curb the vinegar for my hubby. If I'm the only one eating it, I leave the honey out altogether. I make it with a 1-1 ratio for Cucumber Salad, and 2-1 for anything else. I like the heavier vinegar flavor for my cucs.
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup olive oil
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp crushed garlic
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp Honey, to taste
Whisk together first 6 ingredients
Taste at this time, you may not want to add honey.
Whisk in honey to taste, I add a tsp at a time until it takes enough of the edge off.