This crisp, sweet & tangy Vinaigrette made with raw honey & apple cider vinegar takes just a minute to mix together and keeps indefinitely. Great on salads & veggies!
I love salads – simple garden salads, nothing fancy, nothing extravagant. Crisp greens, a hard boiled egg and a handful of whatever chopped veggies I have on hand and my salad is complete.
I enjoy salad dressings and at any given moment you'll find an extensive selection of dressings – store bought & homemade – in my refrigerator. Although a simple balsamic & oil will always be my favorite, I appreciate fresh flavors. It keeps my simple salad habits exciting.
What many of you may (or may not) know is that I am a bit of a homesteader. I have a nice size flock of happy free ranging hens who give us more eggs then we could ever possibly use. So many that my 10 year old is starting an egg sale & delivery business from her wagon this summer.
My husband and I have our hearts set on beekeeping. With so much going on and a never ending list of “around the house” projects, it seems beekeeping got pushed back on the list for another year or two. That's okay, though. We'll get to it when it has our full attention. It gives us more time to do even more research and will allow me to thoroughly read & reread George Imirie's Pink Pages – pretty much the East Coasts beekeepers bible.
So until my own honeybees are producing honey in my backwoods hive, I buy my raw honey from a few responsible local beekeepers. I love honey – I love the flavor, I love the color, I love the consistency, I love the beauty of it. I enjoy it in my tea, I love cooking & baking with it and I love drizzling it over baked goods and pastries.
Oh – and I love making a simple vinaigrette out of it.
This isn't one of those super thick & sweet dipping type dressings that everyone seems to associate a honey salad dressing with. This is a crisp and tangy light vinaigrette with just the right amount of sweet honey flavor.
Throwing it together is beyond a breeze. Everything goes into a mason jar, gets capped and given a good shaking. Refrigerate until ready to serve and shake before serving – ingredients do separate.
That's it. An easy summer salad dressing made with local honey. This stuff will keep for quite some time – but I'm sure the honey lovers will get it used up in no time.
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- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients in mason jar and shake thoroughly until everything is combined.
- Store covered in fridge.
- Shake before serving, ingredients will separate.
- Enjoy on salads & with fresh veggies.
- This dressing will keep for quite some time in the refrigerator.