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Honey Lemon & Feta Vinaigrette

This Honey Lemon & Feta Vinaigrette is a sweet, bright, lemon-based salad dressing that draws in an oniony-garlicky flavor from the shallots, softened by honey and feta cheese.


If you want a bright, fresh, sweet but briny salad dressing that can please just about anyone, but is easy enough to prepare quickly on a weeknight, my Honey Lemon & Feta Vinaigrette is where it’s at.

At our house, salad is on the menu just about every night, so I am always trying to come up with new vinaigrettes on the fly, and this vinaigrette is our all-time favorite. I keep lemons, honey, shallots, and feta on hand at all times to whip it up in just a few seconds with the help of a small Ball jar that I use to shake it up.

Since this dressing is on the light but sweet side, it pairs particularly well with a more dominating green like kale. My husband prefers it on a more gentle-flavored leaf because he’s not a big kale fan, but I find that this dressing is so good that it can even make a kale salad delicious (just kidding kale, you’re great!).

And let’s talk about the shallots and feta, shall we? Shallots are my all-time favorite herb because they taste like an onion and a bulb of garlic got busy and made a perfectly flavored herb.  When they’re finely sliced, they are gentle in flavor, but bring just about everything they touch up a notch on the flavor scale. And while I say feta is optional in this recipe, I really don’t recommend skipping it because it’s what makes this recipe ultra-special and crave-worthy. Watch me make it in my 3 Easy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes video.

Honey Lemon & Feta Vinaigrette

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Honey Lemon & Feta Vinaigrette

This Honey Lemon & Feta Vinaigrette is a sweet, bright, lemon-based salad dressing that draws in an oniony-garlicky flavor from the shallots, softened by honey and feta cheese.

  • Author: Amanda MacArthur
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salads & Dressings

Ingredients

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  • 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice (1 lemon, including zest)
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallot
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp crumbled feta cheese (optional but recommended)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except feta into a small mason jar (jam-sized is good) and shake well. Add feta and shake gently. Serve over pasta salad or a kale salad.

Notes

This recipe will keep in the fridge for a few days. If refrigerated, let come to room temperature before serving.

If you try this Honey Lemon & Feta Vinaigrette, I’d love to know what you think!

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