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    Ditch the store-bought salad dressing and opt for this homemade and healthier recipe instead. This honey mustard dressing is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and it takes minutes to make!

    close up image of honey and mustard dressing for salad

    It’s so rare that I buy store-bought dressings anymore, it’s so quick and easy to make your own at home, and quite honestly, it’s much tastier too!

    This homemade honey mustard dressing is ready to enjoy in 5 minutes and is the perfect way to liven up even the dullest of salads. Sweet and tangy, it’s a great dressing for everyday use.

    Be sure to try my Italian Dressing and Blue Cheese Dressing too!

    Why you will love this Honey Mustard dressing recipe!

    • Made from scratch: Store bought dressings are often loaded with sugars and salts, as well as preservatives to keep them shelf stable. This is made with all natural ingredients and a lot less sugar and salt.
    • Quick and easy: Just add all of the ingredients to a jar, shake and it’s ready to use.
    • Cheaper: It’s way cheaper to make your own dressings. Most of the ingredients are shelf-stable, so you are able to make several batches with the things you do need to buy.
    honey mustard salad dressing in a jar

    Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Ingredients

    • Honey: Honey natural sweetens this dressing and works wonderfully with the tangy mustard. Use a raw and natural honey for the best flavor and added health benefits.
    • Dijon mustard: Dijon adds a nice sharp tanginess to the dressing. For a milder flavor, you can use whole grain mustard with mustard seeds or yellow mustard.
    • Apple cider vinegar: The vinegar helps to balance out all the flavors. Apple cider vinegar is my go to, but white wine vinegar, rice vinegar, or even lemon juice would both work great.
    • Oil: I prefer to use light olive oil for the dressing, I find that extra virgin olive oil can be too overpowering. Any other light and neutral oil will work well. Alternatively, you could also use mayo.
    • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste.
    honey mustard dressing ingredients

    How to make honey mustard dressing

    Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well blended and creamy. Taste and adjust with additional honey, salt, or pepper if necessary.

    mixing honey dijon vinaigrette in a bowl

    How long does it keep?

    This honey & mustard dressing will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Store it in an airtight container or mason jar with a lid to keep it fresh. It’s ready to use straight from the fridge, just give it a little shake first as the ingredients may separate. It’s best not to freeze it as the flavors can be affected.

    Can you make it vegan?

    You can easily make this honey mustard vinaigrette plant-based by simply swapping the honey for maple syrup. It will have a slightly different flavor, honey has a more floral taste and maple is more woodsy, but it will be delicious either way!

    creamy homemade salad dressing with honey mustard

    How do you use it?

    This creamy honey mustard dressing recipe is of course great to use on your favorite salads, but it also makes a great marinade for chicken and pork as well. Try it with these favorite salads:

    You could also use this honey dressing to drizzle on sandwiches or wraps.

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • Use a natural and raw honey rather than artificial for the best flavor.
    • Try adding in some minced garlic or dried herbs and spices to this honey dijon dressing for a different flavor.
    • Instead of whisking, you can add the ingredients to a mason jar and shake well, so that there’s no clean up!
    • If you are looking for a honey mustard sauce as a dip or dipping sauce for chicken tenders or chicken nuggets, you can try this Honey Mustard Sauce recipe.
    honey mustard dressing for salad in a jar

    More Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

    Honey Mustard Dressing

    Ditch the store bought salad dressing and opt for this homemade and healthier recipe instead. This honey mustard dressing is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and it takes minutes to make!
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 8 servings (1 cup of dressing)
    Calories 99kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well blended and creamy. Taste and adjust with additional honey, salt, or pepper if necessary.
    • Keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Use a natural and raw honey rather than artificial for the best flavor.
    • Try adding in some minced garlic or dried herbs and spices for a different flavor.
    • Instead of whisking, you can add the ingredients to a mason jar and shake well, so that there’s no clean up!

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Condiment
    Cuisine American
    Keyword homemade salad dressing recipe, honey mustard salad dressing, how to make honey mustard dressing
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    Comments

    Harold Miller

    In your “Tips” you mention artificial honey. What is this? I am not familiar with any honey that is not real.

    FYI we use an old Tupperware salad dressing container meant for shaking as well. Perhaps you remember it with the sort of conical orange top.

    Beth

    Question – is the 99 calories for 1 T. or 2T?

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