Lemon Honey Dressing

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Zesty, sweet and citrusy Lemon Honey Dressing is versatile, easy to make and elevates any salad. Ready in 10 minutes. I know you will love this clean, healthy dressing.

Glass jar with lemon honey dressing in it. Olive oil and lemons on the side.
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Why Make This Lemon Honey Dressing

This Lemon Honey Dressing is SO easy to whip up for any occasion. Dress it over salads, marinate meat with it, or use is as a dip with Chicken Tenders. No need to waste money on pre made dressings when you can whip your own up in minutes. Making the dressing at home not only makes it more affordable, you get to control what goes in it. No artificial ingredients necessary.

This dressing is healthy, made with staple ingredients you most likely have on hand already. It hits the spot with citrusy sweet flavors. You can customize it in a few ways. Regardless you can’t go wring! I know you are going to love it.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients needed to make this lemon honey dressing.

Lemons. Fresh lemons are a MUST for this recipe. The zest and the juice will be used.

Oil. Use a neutral extra virgin olive oil for the best flavor.

Seasonings. Red Pepper Flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, dried basil.

Honey. Honey is a main ingredient! To make it vegan, use maple syrup.

Fresh Parsley. Fresh parsley is used as a fresh pop of color/garnish to the dressing. If you aren’t using the dressing right away, omit.

Optional. Dijon mustard or mayonnaise to make it a little creamier for serving. This is optional.

Recipe Variations & Substitutions

Olive Oil. Avocado oil will work as a substitute for olive oil.

Honey. Maple syrup would make a great substitute.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Glass jar with lemon honey dressing in it. Olive oil on the side.

Step One. In a small bowl whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, seasoning, honey, olive oil, and dijon or mayo *if using. Or, add everything to a small jar with lid and shake well.


Recipe FAQs

Is Lemon Honey Dressing gluten free?

Yes, this recipe is gluten free.

How long will Lemon Honey Dressing last?

This recipe will keep in the refrigerator, in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Recipe Tips

Taste As You Go. Be sure to taste the dressing! It’s easy to customize it. Make it sweeter with more honey, make it less thick with 1 Tbsp of water, add more salt or garlic powder as needed.

Make It Creamier! I highly recommend adding 1-2 teaspoons of dijon mustard or mayonnaise to make the dressing more creamy. It’s great both with and without but we love to add the creaminess to it for an extra savory twist.

Lemon Honey Dressing Pairings

This dressing is great with a plethora of meals. You can use it as a dip with my Parmesan Crusted Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini Fries or drizzle it over my Greek Mediterranean Salad for an extra zesty flavor.

Other Dressings To Try

Glass jar with lemon honey dressing in it. Olive oil on the side.
5 from 2 votes

Lemon Honey Dressing

Zesty, sweet and citrusy Lemon Honey Dressing is versatile, easy to make and elevates any salad. Ready in 10 minutes. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • small mixing bowl or jar with lid
  • whisk

Ingredients 

  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ¼-⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil , *see notes
  • 2 lemons, juice squeezed , about 1/3 cup
  • ¼ tsp salt , *more as needed
  • ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1-2 tsp dijon mustard or mayonnaise , *optional, see notes
  • 2-3 Tbsp honey , add more to taste as needed!
  • 1-2 tsp fresh parsley, finely chopped , *optional for garnish, if serving fresh!

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, seasoning, honey, olive oil, and dijon or mayo *if using. Or, add everything to a small jar with lid and shake well. 

Notes

*add more as needed. Avocado oil will also work as a substitute. 
Taste As You Go. Be sure to taste the dressing! It’s easy to customize it. Make it sweeter with more honey, make it less thick with 1 Tbsp of water, add more salt or garlic powder as needed.
Make It Creamier! I highly recommend adding 1-2 teaspoons of dijon mustard or mayonnaise to make the dressing more creamy. It’s great both with and without but we love to add the creaminess to it for an extra savory twist. 
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days! Shake well before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 3Tbsp | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Sauces & Dressings
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 126
Keyword: 10 minute
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  1. 5 stars
    Really enjoyed this dressing. I actually used it as a chicken marinade. Very tasty and fresh, perfect for spring.

    1. Yay! I am so happy to hear this. Thanks for the feedback, happy cooking.