Garlic & honey salad sauce

This is the traditional French vinaigrette. Aka salad sauce with honey and garlic. With a zesty sweet taste that goes with any green- or bean salad.

Store in closed jar or container for 2 weeks max. in fridge

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editor's note

Homemade salad sauce cannot beat any other store bought alternatives. Especially a French Vinaigrette. It's easy to prepare. And best to store in a bottle or jar  (with lid). The word Vinaigrette is already revealing an important part of this Salad Sauce. That is Vinegar. However I use a fresh lemon instead. And I'm afraid I have no solid reason. Why I skip a bit of Vinegar. But I love the mix of Honey, Lemon, Garlic and Oil. Hence this version of a French Classic. That is so good to eat with a Green- or Bean Salad.


  • 1 cup of Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp. of Honey
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 fresh Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • a Knife
  • a Teaspoon
  • a Cutting Board
  • a Grater
  • A  Squeezer or Juice Press
  • a Clean kitchen towel
  • a Jar (to store leftover)

to serve with (list with options)

Apple Spinach & Radishes Salad
Any other green Salad
Bean Salad
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad


  1. Wash lemon
  2. Dry lemon with kitchen towel
  3. Cut Lemon in half
  4. Squeeze each half
  5. Peel skins off  cloves of garlic
  6. And grate each clove
  7. Shove all garlic pulp into a jar or bottle
  8. Add olive oil
  9. Add honey
  10. Give your jar or bottle a good shakes
  11. Pour in lemon juice
  12. Give the lot a good shake
  13. Taste your sauce
  14. Flavour with a bit of salt & pepper
  15. When stored overnight. The taste of your sauce will get stronger. So please be gentle on the additional seasoning

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