Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

by Marla on January 24, 2014 · 38 comments

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Happy Friday! Hopefully you had a busy & productive week. I have been traveling a whole lot. A few days in Telluride. A few days in Beaver Creek. A few days in Vail. A busy gal has gotta keep on her toes!

I developed quite a few new recipes this week, a few of which use this Lemon Honey Salad Dressing. I figured this was worthy of it’s own blog post because I will be referring to it often. I wanted to keep things simple for you to find the recipe when you need it.

Besides, it tastes amazing.

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing | FamilyFreshCooking.com

I love salad dressings that have the perfect balance of flavors. Here sweet & savory combine.

Citrus & honey are meant to be married.

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing | FamilyFreshCooking.com

That can be easily done when you shake them up with olive oil, sea salt and some black pepper.

This is a light dressing that can be used on many recipes. I will be sharing a quinoa salad & a few other delicious recipes in the upcoming weeks that incorporate this dressing.

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing | FamilyFreshCooking.com

I’m sure it will be a favorite in the warmer months as well! I’m curious as to how you will incorporate this into your recipes.

Think out of the box. It would make a great marinade for chicken, tofu & a slew of things.

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing | FamilyFreshCooking.com


Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 3/4 cups dressing, about 4 servings

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing


  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • Sea Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper


  • Shake olive oil, lemon juice & honey in a jar. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

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1 Homemade For Friends January 24, 2014 at 7:37 am

Marla, this looks delicious and so pretty! I would definitely bottle this one up as a food gift for someone special (although I’d have to save some for myself too, lol!). Cheers!
PS: Thank you for the link to my homemade food gift idea for a Hot Wing Salad Dressing as well!


2 Marla January 24, 2014 at 9:25 am

Your dressing sounds amazing! I can think of so many ways to use it :)


3 Rosa January 24, 2014 at 7:46 am

A wonderful combination! Totally my kind of dressing.




4 Jenny Flake January 24, 2014 at 7:51 am

Perfect, simple and delicious! Love!!


5 Cec January 24, 2014 at 8:18 am

Cute bottle. Would you be able to tell me where you got it from?


6 Marla January 24, 2014 at 9:37 am

Hi there! I purchased a set of these bottles a few years ago & canon remember where from. I will give a shout on Facebook later to see if anyone knows where to find them :)


7 Cec January 24, 2014 at 5:22 pm



8 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 24, 2014 at 8:37 am

I love the sound of this! Lemon and honey are FAB on salads!


9 Marla January 24, 2014 at 9:37 am

Always right?!


10 Kevin @ Closet Cooking January 24, 2014 at 8:45 am

Love homemade dressings and this one is perfect!


11 Jodee Weiland January 24, 2014 at 9:05 am

This dressing has all my favorites…lemon juice, honey, and olive oil! Sounds great, and my mind is spinning with ways to use it. Thanks for sharing!


12 Marla January 24, 2014 at 9:37 am

Awesome! So glad you enjoy this simplicity as well :)


13 Toni | Boulder Locavore January 24, 2014 at 9:51 am

Sounds perfect Marla. Dressings with citrus are so refreshing this time of year and a perfect compliment to heavier dishes too! Have a great weekend.


14 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} January 24, 2014 at 1:48 pm

This is one of my favorite type of salad dressings. Simple is the best route for dressings, in my opinion. I love the way lemon brightens up the flavor of any dish, so you are right, this would be great used in many different ways. :)


15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I must make a batch of this dressing, I know I’d use it all the time!


16 Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet January 25, 2014 at 9:46 am

This could be my new favorite dressing. Gorgeous!


17 Sommer @ASpicyPerspective January 25, 2014 at 11:42 am

This sounds like a perfect topping to any salad!


18 Paula – bell’alimento January 25, 2014 at 11:46 am

This salad dressing sounds amazing! I can’t wait to add it to a salad!


19 Julie @ Table for Two January 26, 2014 at 1:33 pm

I love the simplicity of this dressing! Lemon and honey are such warming flavor combinations. The photos are gorgeous, Marla!


20 Jill February 20, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Tried this tonight- was delicious!


21 Mandy March 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

This may be a silly question, but do you have to refrigerate this dressing, or leave it out? Can’t wait to try!

Just found your blog (through pinterest), and love it! I especially love your love of CO! Lived for almost three years in Montrose, so when I saw your barn pics from there, I knew I would like you. 😉 I have a good friend up in Telluride, and got to visit last summer. Look forward to following your blog!


22 Marla March 10, 2014 at 9:24 am

Hi Mandy! Awesome that you lived in Montrose. I love it there :) YES! Do refrigerate this dressing to keep it fresh :)


23 lauren June 6, 2014 at 6:40 am

this dressing has dairy in it?? I don’t see any dairy..please correct me if i am wrong!


24 Marla June 6, 2014 at 6:41 am

Hi Lauren, this dressing does not have dairy in it.


25 lauren June 6, 2014 at 7:10 am

oh okay, in the above comment you mentioned it needed to be refrigerated because it had dairy in it, so I was confused. thanks!


26 Marla June 6, 2014 at 7:25 am

Ohhhhhh. Good eye Lauren. I just edited that comment. The dressing should be refrigerated to keep it fresh….but certainly no dairy.


27 Howie November 9, 2014 at 9:46 am

This is one of my favorite dressings! Simple but super delicious!!


28 Marla November 9, 2014 at 11:53 am

Oh yay!! Love to hear that :)


29 ashley December 7, 2014 at 7:40 am

Tasted a honey lemon vinaigrette at a restaurant and I’m trying to recreate. This recipe sounds tasty, but how much salt and pepper should be used?


30 Marla December 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

To taste :)


31 kelley January 7, 2015 at 2:03 am

Hi! I use a similar combo as my “go to” dressing too! It adds flavor without masking the salad itself. I like to add garlic, because I love it so. A lot or a little, whatever your preference, is delicious with the honey and lemon flavors, and plenty of cracked black pepper. Fresh veggies never tasted so good!


32 george January 24, 2015 at 9:38 am

can this be refrigerated without it solidifying?


33 jean crochet March 6, 2015 at 5:56 am

This dressing is delicious on a romaine salad with lots of ripe avocado and gorgonzola


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