Sweet and Spicy Honey Vinaigrette

Ever been in a salad dressing rut? We get into a groove of Caesar salads or a simple dressing of Italian olive oil and vinegar. But after a while my tastebuds crave something more exotic. When that happens, I whip out my Vitamix Aer container and experiment with new flavors.

Recently I was in a mood for an Asian-infused vinaigrette, something sweet and spicy. 

  • For the something sweet: honey. 
  • For a kick of spice: cayenne pepper and black pepper. 
  • I used a base of sesame oil and soy sauce to keep the Asian flavors, plus some olive oil too. 
  • I add garlic to everything, so I included a bit of garlic powder in the dressing too. 
  • Apple cider vinegar gave this a well-rounded taste. 
  • And lastly, my salad dressing secret ingredient: a dash of yellow mustard. I know, that sounds strange, but it truly adds an extra punch of flavor.
  • Optional: ginger zest. I’m not a fan of ginger, but I have no doubt that it would be a nice bonus to this sweet and spicy dressing.

Let the Aer Disc whirr to life and incorporate the ingredients together. You’ll be left with a dressing worthy enough to serve any guest at your table!

Sweet and Spicy Honey Vinaigrette

Sweet and Spicy Honey Vinaigrette

An Asian-fusion dressing that’s a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Perfect for a lettuce salad or drizzled over coleslaw.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Dash of yellow mustard
  • Pinch of cayenne


  1. Add all ingredients to Vitamix Aer Disc container.
  2. Gradually increase speed to high and blend for 20 second.


Store extra dressing in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 39Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

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