honey and mustard vinaigrette

Honey and mustard vinaigrette

Salad dressing is a big deal in France because good vinaigrette can really make the difference for a damn good salad. What is the secret to making great vinaigrette? Apart from a good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, the most important thing is to add ingredients that provide a strong and sweet touch at the same time to make the salad tastier. For this reason the most famous French dressing is the honey and mustard vinaigrette. I personally like to also add tarragon and ground coriander for its fresh flavours.

This recipe is great for any type of salad.


I like it because:

– It takes less than 2 minutes to prepare, and you can keep it in the fridge for several days in a plastic container.

– It gives a spicy and subtle flavour to the salad.

– You can use this honey and mustard vinaigrette to flavour grilled meats too.



– You can switch the vinegar to lemon juice if you want to try something new. I would say that lemon juice is perfect for a salad with feta cheese, while balsamic vinegar mixes better with stronger cheese like gorgonzola for example. But it is really a matter of personal taste so you better try both versions, and let me know which version of the honey and mustard vinaigrette is your favourite.

– For once, it is important to respect the quantities indicated in the recipe to maintain the balance between the flavours.



  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard (Dijon mustard)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/2 or 1 teaspoon liquid honey, according to your taste
  • 2 teaspoons dry or fresh tarragon
  • Salt, pepper and ground coriander seeds



Honey and mustard vinaigrette recipe

– Put the grain mustard in a bowl and incorporate the olive oil gradually while mixing with a fork, as you would do for a mayonnaise.

– Add the honey and stir the mixture vigorously.

– Pour the vinegar or lemon juice and continue beating.

– Finally add the tarragon, crushed coriander seeds and seasoning, and mix well to unify the vinaigrette.

Now you can serve it with a salad! Bon appétit…

honey and mustard vinaigrette
honey and mustard vinaigrette


honey and mustard vinaigrette
honey and mustard vinaigrette



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