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This honey vinaigrette with Dijon is perfect for salads of all kinds! This versatile salad dressing takes just 5 minutes to whip up.

Honey Vinaigrette

Need a quick and simple salad dressing? Try this Honey Vinaigrette! This homemade salad dressing takes just 5 minutes to whip up and has a delightfully zingy flavor. Dijon mustard brings a pop of flavor and creaminess to balance the sweet honey. It takes just 5 ingredients and makes any salad taste incredible, from savory salads to fruity mixes. Here’s how to whip up this back-pocket recipe!

Ingredients in this honey vinaigrette recipe

All you need for honey vinaigrette is 5 ingredients and 5 minutes! There’s no need to buy store-bought dressings when homemade is this simple and good. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • White wine vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Kosher salt
  • Olive oil

Variation: you can also try it with maple syrup! Go to Maple Vinaigrette.

Apple Salad

Tips for making vinaigrette salad dressing

This honey vinaigrette is a spin on our classic Easy Vinaigrette recipe, and the same principles apply. Vinaigrette dressings are emulsions: when the oil and vinegar (or other liquids) combine into a thick substance instead of staying separated. Here’s how to whisk up this dressing so it keeps its creamy emulsion texture:

  • Use a medium bowl for whisking. It really makes a difference! This allows the whisk enough room to agitate the liquids.
  • Gradually whisk in the olive oil. Whisk all ingredients except the oil, then whisk it in 1 tablespoon at a time. Gradually the dressing will get thicker and thicker until an emulsion forms.

Storage info

This honey vinaigrette dressing stores up to 2 weeks refrigerated. (Technically it can also be stored at room temperature, but we like to keep it refrigerated because of the Dijon mustard.) The dressing solidifies in the refrigerator, which is expected: just bring to room temperature before serving.

Honey Vinaigrette

Ways to use honey vinaigrette

This honey vinaigrette dressing we created especially for our favorite apple salad, but it works with a variety of different salad recipes from sweet to savory. Here are a few ideas:

This honey vinaigrette recipe is…

Vegetarian, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Honey Vinaigrette

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About ½ cup 1x


This honey vinaigrette with Dijon is perfect for salads of all kinds! This versatile salad dressing takes just 5 minutes to whip up.


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the honey, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and salt.
  2. Whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until a creamy dressing forms. Add a few grinds of fresh ground black pepper if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 weeks (it solidifies when cold, so bring to room temperature prior to serving).
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Honey vinaigrette

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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