Lemon and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


3/4 cup

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
A bit of honey helps balance the tangy flavor of lemon juice and mustard. I use this as a salad dressing, as a topping for steamed veggies and as a marinade for chicken.—Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. Place the first eight ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 133 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.