Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

I have never liked salad dressings that are creamy or too vinegary, so I created this salad dressing that’s perfectly tailored to my picky palate.  This dressing is really light and refreshing, and I love the combination of sweet honey and tart lemon juice.  It’s also very healthy and can be whisked together in less than 5 minutes.  The dressing contains only 5 ingredients: lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, honey, salt, & pepper.  The amounts listed below are approximations — I never measure anything when I make this.  All you really have to do is estimate the amounts, whisk, taste it, and adjust the quantity of lemon juice/honey/extra virgin olive oil to your liking.

This dressing pairs really well with a lot of different salad ingredients, but here are a few of my favorites.  I really like the combination of salad greens, fruit, nuts, and dried cranberries with this dressing, and it doesn’t get much healthier than that!

–        Mixed greens or spinach (or a combination of these)

–        Apples, pears, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes

–        Nuts – almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans

–        Raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

(print recipe)


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cracked black pepper


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.  Whisk until well combined.
  2. Taste the dressing, and then adjust the quantity of lemon juice, honey, or extra virgin olive oil as needed.
  3. Drizzle over salad and toss to combine.

Yield: Approximately ½ cup dressing

Recipe from: Karen’s Kitchen (Cooking with Karen)


2 Responses to “Lemon Honey Salad Dressing”

  1. 1 Kathy May 23, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    I will certainly be making this dressing, have all of the
    ingredients! Looks and sounds good!

  2. 2 kristineskitchen May 24, 2010 at 6:44 AM

    I will have to try this as an alternative to the balsamic vinegar dressing that I usually make!

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