Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Spinach Cranberry Feta Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

When it comes to dressings, I like to be thoroughly assaulted by flavor.  Not quite a Lohan-esque sucker punch to the taste buds, but pretty darn close.  In order for me to deem a dressing appropriate, it needs to be a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and enhance any and all veggies I pair it with without overpowering their natural deliciousness.  It’s not asking too much.

My past arsenal includes a creamy curry dressing worthy of slathering on everything from salads to rice bowls, a greek vinaigrette that is utterly magical over bell peppers and chickpeas, and a refreshing yet fiery sriracha ranch that takes fish tacos to the next level and then some!  I’m also a huge fan of berry-infused balsalmics and good old oil and vinegar.  Ooh!  I also drizzle yellow mustard on veggie burger salads and pour straight up hot sauce on buffalo shrimp salads.  I wasn’t joking about the assault thing.  Bland is a four letter word to me… aka Blah.

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette:

Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 TBSP of your favorite healthy oil
  • 2 TBSP dijon mustard
  • 2 TBSP white vinegar
  • 1-2 TBSP chopped yellow or vidalia onion
  • 1 TBSP honey; plus extra, to taste
  • ½ tsp of garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dried minced onion or onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt; plus any extra, to taste
Instructions
  1. Whisk all of the above ingredients together, dip a spinach leaf to taste, then adjust the acidity-to-honey ratio to suit your palette.
  2. You can even go crazy and add a little extra garlic! Simply listen to your taste buds; they're brilliant.
Spinach Cranberry Feta Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Pair it with a leafy green salad of crisp baby spinach, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and crumbled feta.
Oh.  So.  Easy.

Comments

  1. says

    Yes please on the dressing flavor assault, this coming from a person who enjoys sweating when they eat (bring on the spice!) This dressing looks amaze-a-balls!

  2. says

    I was actually thinking of making a big salad for Christmas with fruit and this dressing would go perfect with what I had in mind. I’m printing now!

  3. says

    I love honey dijon vinaigrette but I normally buy it from the store rather than make it myself. Your recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I’ll definitely have to give it a try! :) xx

  4. says

    This looks fantastic! I don’t usually like mustard too much, but I’d try this in a heartbeat (and probably pour buckets of it onto my salad – it looks *that* good). :)

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