Light Lemon Vinaigrette

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This delicate vinaigrette is delicious tossed over a fruit-and-vegetable combination. The addition of honey takes the bite out of the lemon juice and mellows the flavors.



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, low carb, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturelight, sharp, tangy

Type of DishCondiments, dressing, sauces


  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. Combine the lemon juice, honey, mustard, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Continue whisking until thickened. (The dressing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.)


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This salad dressing is one of those recipes that you keep on hand to make a special meal quick when unexpected company comes to the door. I like to use stuff like those to create a quick meal that makes my friends feel at home and loved no matter when they show up. It is quick and does not take away from conversation time.

I definitely agree, SissieSass! People are always impressed when they find out I make my own salad dressing. It's so easy to do!

This recipe was so easy to make, and my family was impressed by how easy it is to make your own salad dressing. I tried this vinaigrette on a salad with mixed greens and it was perfect!


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