Honey Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Experience the delectable and effortless honey lemon vinaigrette! Made with simple, yet delightful ingredients like honey, lemon juice, olive oil, and dijon mustard, this dressing strikes the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. Not just for salads, it also elevates the flavors of roasted vegetables, grilled fish or chicken, and even transforms tofu as a marinade. Try it today and surprise your taste buds!

A Versatile Vinaigrette

I highly recommend using mild honey in your vinaigrette. This will allow the other delightful flavors to shine through without overpowering them. To add variety to your recipe, consider experimenting with different types of vinegars, such as red wine, balsamic, or rice vinegar. For an extra burst of flavor, don't hesitate to include some fresh herbs like basil, oregano, or thyme. These additions will take your vinaigrette to the next level of deliciousness!


Bring Food Alive

Clover honey is a delightful and versatile type of honey, crafted from the nectar of exquisite clover flowers. Its light color and gentle, sweet taste make it a perfect choice for countless culinary creations. Whether you're baking, cooking, or simply sweetening your favorite beverages and dishes, Clover honey is sure to add a touch of magic. Its mild flavor is loved by many, offering a pleasant balance that won't overwhelm your taste buds. Let the versatility of Sweet Clover Honey inspire you to explore various recipes and dishes, as it effortlessly elevates the flavors and brings sweetness to every bite.

field of clover

Varietal honey, also referred to as monofloral honey, is produced by bees that gather nectar from a single type of flower or plant. This type of honey can vary in flavor and color, depending on the plant the bees visit. Examples of varietal honey include clover, orange blossom, and our Spring Honey, which features apple, pear, and lavender blossoms. Varied in taste and aroma, each type of varietal honey is unique. Some also believe that certain varietal honey offers potential health benefits due to its medicinal properties.

field of sunflowers

Discover the diverse and plentiful array of varietal honey across different regions! For instance, Clover Honey originates from Pennsylvania or upstate New York, while Sunflower Honey is renowned in South Dakota. When it comes to Orange Blossom Honey, Florida, California, and Mexico take the spotlight, with Florida and California leading the way.

How to Make Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

This recipe takes minutes, and it packs a mean punch. Use it for salad, fish, chicken, or whatever needs a little pizzazz!

  • Gather all of the ingredients that you need to make this recipe
  • Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive bowl
  • Whisk or shake vigorously until emulsified
  • Store at room temperature before use
  • This will keep in the fridge in an airtight glass container for up to 3 months.

Adapting this Recipe

  • Add 2 tbsp. of dijon mustard for a depth of flavor
  • Try pairing oil and honey for this recipe. Use Avocado honey and Avocado oil, and ultimately add Avocado to the salad!
  • Wouldn't two tablespoons of dried lavender make this dressing different and tasty?

Honey lemon vinaigrette dressing in a glass cup

A Dressing of Many Meals

  • Use this recipe to marinate onions (red or sweet, thinly sliced) to top your salad.
  • Quickly marinate fish or chicken with this dressing for a great meal.
  • Sauté a pan of cauliflower and broccoli with this dressing.

If you're looking for a perfect protein to pair with this salad, try this Fish Dish, Fish Tacos, and Maryland Cab Cakes.

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About the Author

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara