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Charred Lemon Honey Vinaigrette

This smoky sweet dressing is made surprisingly savory by char grilling lemon halves before juicing them.

PJ Catledge



about 1 cup

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes





Step 1
Set a cast iron grill pan over high heat until very hot, about 3 to 5 minutes, then add lemon halves flesh side down and sear undisturbed for 1 to 3 minutes or until charred. Allow lemon to cool completely before juicing. 


Step 2
In a blender or food processor combine lemon juice, zest, honey, white wine vinegar, and fresh thyme and blend until thoroughly combined. 


Step 3
With the blender or food processor running, slowly add olive oil drop by drop and then continuously in a steady stream until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Will keep covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.