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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe on Butter Lettuce & Pear Salad

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  • Author: Carlos Leo
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This honey mustard vinaigrette recipe is a tangy and sweet dressing made with a blend of honey mustard, apple cider vinegar, and extra-virgin olive oil. It's perfect for drizzling over a butter lettuce & pear salad or any other green salad for a burst of flavor.

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Units Scale
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 head of bite-size torn pieces of Boston lettuce
  • 1 peeled, cored and chopped pear
  • 3 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 peeled, pitted and diced avocado
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup pecans


  1. Toast the pecans in a dry skillet until the pecan fragrance comes out. Set aside.
  2. Make the vinaigrette: Add the honey mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a mason jar. Shake several times until is all blended and emulsifies. Set aside.
  3. Build the salad: In a serving bowl, place in layers the lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, pomegranate seeds and green onion.
  4. Pour the salad dressing over the greens. Sprinkle on some chopped pecans.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: emulsifying
  • Cuisine: American
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