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Honey Mustard Dressing

$1.66 Recipe/$0.42 Serving

Honey mustard dressing is a healthy homemade dressing recipe that is so easy to make and only has 5 ingredients.

This slightly sweet, tangy dressing is better than store-bought and takes less than 2 minutes to make! It is also gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and so simple to make.

Glass bottle filled with homemade honey mustard dressing recipe

Why this recipe works

  • This honey mustard vinaigrette dressing is made from just 5 ingredients
  • You only need 2 minutes to make this and it’s better than store bought!
  • This recipe doesn’t have any mayo, so it’s more like a sweet and tangy vinaigrette
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Ingredients

Honey mustard vinaigrette dressing is made from just 5 ingredients that are so easy to find at the store:

  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Avocado oil
  • White wine vinegar
  • Salt

Simply combine these ingredients and pour over your favorite salad greens for the most flavorful salad that you will actually look forward to eating!

Ingredients for homemade honey mustard dressing

How to make homemade honey mustard dressing

There are three simple ways to make salad dressing in under 1 minute:

  • Fork or Whisk: Combine the ingredients in a bowl and combine with a fork or a whisk. This is great for single servings of dressings. I often do this in the bowl I plan on eating the salad out of before adding the salad greens.
  • Shake: Pour all the ingredients into a mason jar and seal the lid. Shake well until combined. This works great for most dressings and you can store the leftovers in the mason jar.
  • Blender: Combine the ingredients in a high speed bullet blender. This is my go-to when making larger batches, especially when the dressing has honey in it.

The blender makes a thick, emulsified dressing that is so creamy and the perfect consistency. I find that the dressing also stays combined well for days when you make it this way.

Honey mustard dressing ingredients before blending

Homemade dressing tips

If you measure out the avocado oil before measuring the honey, the honey won’t stick to the measuring spoon.

This recipe adds 1-2 tablespoons of water to the dressing to get a thin, vinaigrette consistency. If you wanted to use this recipe as a dip, do not add the water.

If you want to make this dressing thicker, you could add up to ½ cup of yogurt (dairy free or regular) or greek style yogurt to make it even thicker.

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What to serve with this dressing

  • Salad greens of any kind
  • Broccoli salad
  • Brussel sprouts (as a dip for roasted or dressing for a salad)
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Poured over steamed chopped carrots
  • As a vegetable dip
  • With tuna or chicken salad
  • In pasta salad
  • Over cold potatoes for a potato salad
  • Hard boiled egg salad dressing
  • Over roasted veggies
  • Over roasted sweet potatoes
  • As a dip for air fryer chicken nuggets
bottle of homemade honey mustard dressing. Salad in the background

FAQs

Why you should make homemade salad dressing

When you make salad dressing at home, you can control the quality of the ingredients. So many store bought versions are filled with preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, less than quality oils and artificial colors and flavors.

This recipe for healthy honey mustard dressing has just 5 ingredients, and you can pronounce them all.

How to store homemade honey mustard dressing

Even better you can make a double batch and have a jar in your fridge to use for up to 2 weeks! Be sure to grab some salad dressing glass bottles for storage.

Bottle of honey mustard dressing being poured over a salad

Substitutions

  • Honey: Try to use a local honey if possible. It’s great for your allergies and it’s a great way to support your local community. If you need to substitute honey, you can also make this recipe with maple syrup (vegan option).
  • Avocado oil: If you don’t have avocado oil, you can also use olive oil. I like to use avocado oil because it’s very neutral and doesn’t seem to harden and separate when stored in the fridge.
  • Dijon mustard: For this recipe, you can use stone ground mustard or dijon mustard. Some dijon mustard brands are spicier than others so you may need to add more honey or less vinegar to offset the spice of the mustard.
  • White wine vinegar: Personally I love white wine vinegar in dressings, especially when there is dijon mustard combined with it. You can also use apple cider vinegar, white balsamic vinegar or champagne vinegar.
Air fryer chicken nuggets being dipped in honey mustard dressing

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Glass bottle filled with homemade honey mustard dressing recipe with a salad in the background

Honey Mustard Dressing

$1.66 Recipe/$0.42 Serving
Honey mustard dressing is a healthy homemade recipe that is so easy to make and only has 5 ingredients.
This slightly sweet, tangy dressing is better than store-bought and takes less than 2 minutes to make! It is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and so simple to make.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey dijon vinagrette, honey mustard dressing, honey mustard vinagrette
Prep Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 2 mins
Servings: 4 servings

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the dressing ingredients using a whisk and a bowl, a sealed mason jar or a high speed blender. Blend until well combined
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks

Notes

Tip: If you measure out the avocado oil before measuring the honey, the honey won’t stick to the measuring spoon.
Blending this salad dressing in a high speed blender will get you a very thick and emulsified dressing that does well in the fridge (most like store bought). If  you don’t blend it, be sure to shake it well before each use!
To make thicker, you can add up to 1/2 cup of greek style yogurt (dairy free or regular). 
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
100
Fat
 
7
g
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
Sugar
 
8
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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Recipe Rating




Danielle

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

This is so yummy! For the purpose of calorie and macro counting, what is a serving size of this dressing? The nutrition label just says “per serving”!

Samantha Rowland

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Hey there! The recipe indicates there are 4 servings per batch of this recipe - so the nutritional information is for 1/4 of the total amount made.

Pat M

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

I love the honey mustard dressing and how easy it is to make! Can’t wait to try them all.

Kaitlyn

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Taste like Chick-fil-A honey mustard but better! 10\10!!

Linda Borsey

Saturday 6th of July 2019

Quick easy and delicious