Dreamy, Versatile Salad Dressing with Herbs

Fresh, earthy and herbaceous, this dressing hits all the right notes. This heavenly dressing is completely versatile – it’s just as at home gracing a bed of tender lettuces as it is a hearty composed salad.  Home cooks who have long relied on olive oil as their go-to dressing staple will think again after they taste silky and irresistible extra virgin avocado oil. For a light taste, try making this recipe with California Grapeseed Oil. 

  • 1 small clove of garlic, minced
  • a generous pinch flakey sea salt
  • a few grinds of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon golden honey
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin avocado oil or grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped tarragon or chervil


Place garlic, salt, black pepper, mustard, lemon juice, and honey in small mixing bowl. Whisk ingredients together - continue whisking as you slowly pour the avocado oil into the bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning as you’d like, adding a little more salt, pepper, and/or lemon juice to your liking.

Just before serving, whisk in the fresh herbs.

Enough for one salad, triple recipe for family sized salad. 

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