5 Salad Dressings Made with Honey!

We are well into summertime and even though 2020 has us all in a mess, we can avoid getting a summertime sadness slump by eating good and feeling fine!

Maybe you’re doing a diet or a fitness challenge, or maybe you just love eating some delicious greens. Either way, we stumbled across these recipes and thought you might enjoy some fresh ideas on using honey to create your homemade salad dressings!


1) Honey Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing (by the Busy Baker):

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey (Seasonal Orange Blossom works well for this recipe)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh (chopped) or dried chopped thyme

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a jar (many of our customers re-use their empty honey jars for this) and shake very well. Store your salad dressing in the refrigerator (it generally keeps between 3-5 days in an airtight container).

For best results, shake the dressing very well before pouring it on top of your favorite salad.


2) 5 Minute Asian Salad Dressing (by Sweet Peas and Saffron):

What you will you need:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons liquid honey (Try our Turmeric and Ginger Infused honey with this recipe)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil **If you use toasted sesame oil, start with 1 teaspoon and add more as needed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce (reduced sodium)
  • pinch salt
  • 1 -2 cloves garlic minced (optional)

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a jar and shake well. Store your salad dressing in the refrigerator (it generally keeps up to 1 week in an airtight container).

For best results, shake the dressing well before pouring it on your salad.

Pro Tip: Mix it up! Add peanut butter to this mix to make a creamy and thicker version by adding peanut butter (or another) nut butter. Start with 1-2 tablespoons and add water as needed if it is too thick.

Visit the author site for more ideas on what salads / meals pair best with this recipe! She’s done an amazing job crafting some unique recipe ideas.


3) Homemade Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing (by Mama Cheaps):

What you will you need:

  • 8 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp oregano flakes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp honey (Try this recipe with Killer Bee Honey!)

Directions: Much like the other recipes on this list, combine all ingredients in a jar (perhaps a re-used/empty honey jar) and shake well. Store your salad dressing in the refrigerator (it generally keeps up to 1 week in an airtight container).

This recipe is also a splendid chicken marinade! Yum!


4) Best Ever Homemade Italian Vinaigrette (by Marla Meridith):

What you will you need:

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp of EACH dried parsley, drained oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp EACH black pepper, paprika
  • 1/2-1 tsp honey, add more to taste (Try Our Turmeric and Black Pepper Infused Honey with this Recipe!)

Directions: Combine ingredients in a jar and shake well. Store your salad dressing in the refrigerator (it generally keeps up to 2 weeks in an airtight container).


5) Greek Salad Dressing (by Cooktoria):

What you will you need:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. honey (Try our Mesquite Honey with this Recipe)
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions: Combine ingredients in a jar and shake well (20-30 seconds). Store your salad dressing in the refrigerator (it generally keeps up to a week in an airtight container).


Have you tried any of the amazing recipes above? Let us know what you thought of them! Which one is your favorite?

Tag us in your social posts (FB/IG @adazhoney) and share your salad dressing recipe ideas!

Stay safe everyone!

Cheers,

-The ADAZ Honey Team

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