I love to make my balsamic dressing with 2 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. You whisk it in a bowl, make it in a blender, mini chopper or shake in a jar.
4 Tb Olive Oil
2 Tb Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tb Honey
1 (heeping) tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Garlic clove
Salt & Pepper
Cut garlic clove in half & rub the bottom & sides of the bowl you're serving the salad.
Add the vinegar, honey & mustard to the bowl & whisk vigorously. Slowly add the oil & whisk vigorously as the dressing
Add mixed greens to the dressing & toss
Topped with freshly crumbled blue cheese, red onion slices (rinsed in cold water takes away the fire in raw onion) sliced apples, toasted almonds...And across the top, hit it with a little more fresh cracked pepper & kosher salt.