This simple honey lemon vinaigrette dressing takes a few minutes and ingredients to pull together. A light and bright way to jazz up a salad!
Once salad season hits, it calls for all things light, bright, and refreshing, all of which you can find right here in this honey lemon vinaigrette! It can easily be doubled to make an extra batch for the week, and is also great on grilled or roasted vegetables, or a quick marinade for chicken or tofu.
I am notoriously B.A.D at making my own dressing. Let me just be real about that for a minute. Equally as bad at remembering to buy dressing while I'm at the grocery store too, so a lot of my salads get a quick oil and vinegar drizzle and call it a day. No more!
This lemon vinaigrette is a no-excuses kinda recipe, which is the only kind of dressing recipe that will ever actually get made in this house. Let's get to it!
What you'll need to make this
- fresh lemon juice
- olive oil
- Dijon mustard
- black pepper
How to make this dressing
In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1-2 teaspoons honey.
Use immediately, or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- To make vegan-friendly, swap out the honey for maple syrup or agave.
- Add extra lemon flavor with a teaspoon of lemon zest.
- If making for later, assemble it all in a mason jar with a lid, and shake to mix. You can then make and store it all in one container.
Does this dressing need to be refrigerated?
Yes. This dressing should be stored covered in the refrigerator when not in use for up to 5 days.
Is this recipe vegan?
As made, no it is not since it contains honey. It can easily be made vegan-friendly by swapping out the honey used for maple syrup, or for agave syrup instead.
Can I make this with bottled lemon juice?
You can. It won't have as strong of a lemon flavor as using fresh, but can still be made with bottled lemon juice.
Money-Saving Tips for this Dressing Recipe
Buy in bulk. If possible, purchase items you use often such as lemons, oil, and honey in larger, or bulk sizes for a more cost-effective option.
Use store brands. Utilize store brands for items like oil and mustard, which tend to be a more affordable option.