I serve this every time I have friends over because I love getting all the praise! They rave about it! People love the contrast of the snappy garlic and the sweet honey - I'm sure you will too.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a container, combine oil, vinegar, honey, and garlic. Cover, and shake until blended. Set aside for 45 minutes, to allow flavors to combine. Shake again before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

268 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 6.8g 2% DV; fat 27.3g 42% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2006
Excellent - I've been searching for ever for a honey vinaigrette to match the one at my favorite restaurant; this one finally does it. The first time I made this the garlic taste was too sharp, so now I add some salt to the minced garlic and crush them together with the side of my knife on the cutting board to make more of a paste. This mellows the garlic a bit and gives the dressing a smoother consistency. I also mix the honey, apple cider vinegar and garlic together first, then add the oil while whisking constantly (I think this is called maing an 'emulsion') - this keeps the oil from separating from the other ingredients when the dressing sits. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/28/2005
I found this vinaigrette to be very bland even with 2 garlic cloves. I would not make again. Read More
(10)
158 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 108
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2006
Excellent - I've been searching for ever for a honey vinaigrette to match the one at my favorite restaurant; this one finally does it. The first time I made this the garlic taste was too sharp, so now I add some salt to the minced garlic and crush them together with the side of my knife on the cutting board to make more of a paste. This mellows the garlic a bit and gives the dressing a smoother consistency. I also mix the honey, apple cider vinegar and garlic together first, then add the oil while whisking constantly (I think this is called maing an 'emulsion') - this keeps the oil from separating from the other ingredients when the dressing sits. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2003
My mom thought I was nuts when I started raving about this dressing. Then I made some to put on a tortellin and spinach salad (also from this site). She was in love. The dressing is super easy and I always have the ingredients on hand. You do have to let it sit for at least 45 minutes though I shook it frequently during that time. It helps the honey to disolve. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2005
I love this dressing! I love how simple it is to make and it contains ingredients that I always have on hand. You definately have to let it sit for a while before serving so the ingredients can come together and blend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2004
Excellent!!! I added a little extra apple cider vinegar (1/2 cup instead of 1/3 cup). My husband loved it too. I will definitely use this recipe over and over. Thanks Dawn! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
A favorite dressing but I add a small spoon of Dijon & tiny bit of salt & pepper. I make this most every week in mini processor to make creamy. Process all then drizzle in the oil. Pour into old cruet & makes me happy. Good on salads with chicken or with fruit. Also a good dipping sauce. Make the day before. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2005
Awesome! We used it on a baby spinach salad with sliced mushrooms almonds sliced strawberries and sweet onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2005
I use to have a sweet dressing that I loved but somehow lost it. When I came upon this recipe - I was hoping it would be delicious since it used honey rather than sugar. I'm soooo excited because this recipe is absolutely perfect and couldn't be simpler. One tip - I would use 1 more garlic clove unless your cloves are extra big. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2004
This dressing is yummy. I didn't feel like measuring out the ingredients so I just guessed but it's super hard to mess it up! Just depends on your taste. I just used an old salsa jar that I had washed out to shake it up. Very easy...thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/28/2005
I found this vinaigrette to be very bland even with 2 garlic cloves. I would not make again. Read More
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