This tart dressing is excellent for cooked pastas and vegetables, creating an instant salad out of almost anything. It's wonderful over tossed salads or slices of ripe home-grown tomatoes or drizzled over a submarine sandwich. In winter add a tablespoon of a dry herb called ""salad herbs"". In summer, add fresh herbs.


  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil(preferably extra-virgin)
  • 1 tablespoon dried salad herbs or fresh herbs of choice(optional)


In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine garlic, mustard, honey, vinegar, lemon juice and oil. Cover and shake well to combine. If desired, add herbs; mix well. Refrigerate until needed. Makes about 1 cup

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Food Writer's Favorites:Salads
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Honey-Mustard Dressing