Easy Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

My family loves this sweet and tangy homemade honey mustard salad dressing. It’s made with simple ingredients and tastes much better than anything you can buy at the store.

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Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe Video

This honey mustard dressing is incredibly simple to make, and you probably already have everything you need to make it in your kitchen.

This better than store-bought salad dressing uses real ingredients and does not call for mayonnaise. For a creamier sauce perfect for dipping, see our creamy honey mustard sauce.

Homemade Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Key Ingredients

  • Mustard: This recipe uses creamy Dijon mustard, but whole grain or even regular yellow mustard will work.
  • Honey: Balances the tanginess of the mustard. We love using local raw honey.
  • Apple cider vinegar: It brings the honey and mustard together and transforms them into a show-stopping salad dressing. When buying apple cider vinegar, we look for bottles with “the mother” (like Braggs) since they have more flavor.
  • Olive oil makes the dressing silky and luxurious. It also adds flavor.
  • Fresh lemon juice is optional but highly recommended. It makes the dressing pop. I like to add the juice from one or two lemon wedges.

How to Make Honey Mustard Dressing

Making honey mustard dressing is so easy. You can whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl or add them to a mason jar, seal the lid, and shake.

When making this in a bowl, I like whisking the mustard and honey together first, then adding the remaining ingredients. It takes a few whisks to incorporate the oil, but the mustard helps emulsify this dressing.

This dressing turns out nice and creamy, without any creamy ingredients like mayo or sour cream. That said, if you want an even creamier dressing, feel free to add a tablespoon of sour cream, mayonnaise, or plain yogurt.

Homemade Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Storing Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

Homemade honey mustard dressing lasts for 3 weeks when stored in the fridge. We love keeping it in a glass mason jar so that we can shake it before adding it to salads or using it as a dipping sauce.

Ways to Use Honey Mustard Dressing

There’s a jar of this dressing in our fridge now, ready to be used in our favorite dishes. Here are a few suggestions for how to use this easy honey mustard dressing:

  • Skip store-bought salad dressing and use it on your favorite homemade salads.
  • Toss with roasted vegetables. I especially love it with Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, sweet bell peppers, and broccoli.
  • Add the honey mustard dressing to a small bowl and use it as a dipping sauce for fresh vegetables.
  • Marinate chicken, fish, and pork.
  • Serve drizzled over these easy pork chops or with grilled chicken.

More Homemade Salad Dressings

Easy Honey Mustard Dressing

This delicious, sweet, and tangy homemade honey mustard dressing is easy to make and lasts up to three weeks in the fridge. Use for salads and as a dipping sauce.

Makes 1 cup

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You Will Need

1/4 cup (65 grams) Dijon mustard

3 to 4 tablespoons (65 to 85 grams) honey, to taste

3 to 4 tablespoons (45 to 60 ml) apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, optional

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Directions

    1Combine the mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the black pepper and whisk until well blended and creamy.

    2Whisk in the oil, and then taste the dressing. Adjust with additional salt, vinegar, or honey. I enjoy my dressing to taste more tart, so I typically add an extra tablespoon of vinegar.

    3Alternatively, add all ingredients to a medium mason jar, secure the lid, and shake until blended.

    4Keep tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

Adam and Joanne’s Tips

  • For a vegan version of this dressing, substitute the honey for pure maple syrup.
  • The nutrition facts provided below are estimates.

Nutrition Per Serving
Serving Size
1 tablespoon
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Calories
47
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Total Fat
3.5g
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Saturated Fat
0.5g
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Cholesterol
0mg
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Sodium
206.9mg
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Carbohydrate
3.4g
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Dietary Fiber
0g
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Total Sugars
3.3g
/
Protein
0g


AUTHOR: 

Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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