2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 shallots, minced (1/4 cup) or minced whites of 2 scallions
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey


1 In a small saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until thickened, about 1 minute.

2 Off the heat, whisk in the vinegar, shallots, mustard, and honey until smooth. Let cool to room temperature and refrigerate. Makes 1 cup

Nutrition Facts

Per 2 Tablespoons:
25 Calories,
0.3G Total fat (0G Saturated),
0MG Cholesterol,
0G Dietary fiber,
6G Carbohydrate,
0G Protein,
67MG Sodium

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Weight Loss, edited by Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 14 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015