Whip up this rich and flavorful Honey Mustard Dressing in just 5 minutes, and you'll skip the store-bought brands forever. Its creamy goodness makes a scrumptious dressing for salads or a dipping sauce for meats and veggies.
- ❤️ Why You'll Love This Honey Mustard Dressing
- 🛒 Ingredients for Honey Mustard
- 🔪 How to Make Honey Mustard Dressing
- 💡 Tips for Making Honey Mustard Dressing
- ☑️ Storage Instructions
- 🍴 Ways to Use Honey Mustard Dressing
- 🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- What is Honey Mustard Sauce Made of?
- Can I Use Regular Yellow Mustard?
- What Can I Use Instead of Apple Cider Vinegar?
- Is Honey Mustard Dressing Dairy-free?
- Is This Dressing Gluten-Free?
- 🍽️ More Healthy Condiments
❤️ Why You'll Love This Honey Mustard Dressing
- Rich and creamy classic honey mustard flavors
- Easy to make using healthy ingredients
- Better than store-bought
- Made in 5 minutes
- Keto and low-carb options
When it comes to honey mustard dressing, nothing beats making it from scratch. Not only does it bring a burst of fresh, vibrant flavors to your salad, but it's also a breeze to whip up with a few simple ingredients.
This honey mustard dressing recipe creates the perfect balance of tangy Dijon, sweet honey, and savory goodness, all without the preservatives that are in store-bought dressings. It’s rich and creamy, with delicious classic honey mustard flavors. Trust me, your salads will thank you!
Honey not only adds natural sweetness to the dressing but also helps to give the texture a silky smoothness. Keeping a bottle on hand is a great idea so you can use it for other healthy and nutritious recipes. This Honey Roasted Butternut Squash and these Honey Orange Roasted Figs are always favorites.
🛒 Ingredients for Honey Mustard
- Dijon mustard
- Honey (or sugar-free honey if low carb/keto)
- Olive oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Lemon juice
- Ground black pepper
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Honey Mustard Dressing
Add the Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper to a bullet blender cup.
Blend until well combined and emulsified. If you don’t have a bullet blender, you can use an immersion blender or a whisk and mixing bowl.
If you use either, add all the ingredients except the olive oil, then slowly stream in the olive oil while you are blending or whisking. This will help the dressing come together nicely and, more importantly, stay together!
Serve over your favorite salad.
💡 Tips for Making Honey Mustard Dressing
- Emulsify for best results: To get a smooth and creamy consistency, you’ll want to use a blender or an immersion blender if at all possible. If you don’t have either, consider using a whisk to incorporate the ingredients slowly.
- Freshness matters: Pick the freshest ingredients, especially when it comes to garlic and lemon juice. Freshly grated garlic adds wonderful flavor, while freshly squeezed lemon juice brings a pop of freshness.
- Drizzle the oil: When adding the oil, slowly stream it while blending. This helps bring all the ingredients together and helps keep them that way.
- Taste test: Everyone likes their salad dressing their own way. Taste as you go to find the ideal combination of sweetness and tanginess that suits your preferences. If you want it sweeter, add more honey, or for a tangier flavor, add more Dijon.
- Adjust consistency: If the dressing is too thick, you can add a small amount of lemon juice or more vinegar. If it’s too thin, try adding a little more mayo.
☑️ Storage Instructions
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4–5 days in an airtight jar. It's not recommended that you freeze it.
🍴 Ways to Use Honey Mustard Dressing
- Dipping sauce: Serve this honey mustard dressing as a sauce for these Chicken Tenders or these Blackened Chicken Tenders.
- Marinade: Use honey mustard dressing as a marinade for chicken before grilling or baking. It adds flavor and helps to keep the chicken moist and tender.
- Sandwiches: Spread honey mustard dressing instead of regular mayo and mustard for sandwiches, burgers, or wraps.
- Glaze for grilled meats: Brush honey mustard dressing onto grilled meats such as chicken, pork, or salmon during the last few minutes of cooking.
- Vegetable dip: Dip roasted or raw vegetables into honey mustard dressing for a healthier alternative to traditional dips. Try it with this Air Fryer Asparagus or this Sauteed Broccolini. It's great with fried veggies like these Zucchini Fries and these Fried Green Tomatoes.
- Potato salad: Use honey mustard dressing as a dressing for potato salad. You can also use it as a dressing for this Cauliflower “Potato" Salad.
- Seafood sauce: Serve honey mustard dressing as a dipping sauce for this Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp or drizzle it over this Pecan Crusted Salmon.
🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Chopped shallots or onions: Add finely chopped shallots or red onions for a subtle onion flavor.
- Fresh herbs: Feel free to add fresh herbs like tarragon, basil, dill, or cilantro.
- Diced pickles: Include finely diced dill pickles or bread-and-butter pickles for a tangy twist.
- Grated Parmesan: Add more texture and savory flavor to the dressing with grated Parmesan.
- Mustard: For a stronger mustard flavor, you can use whole grain mustard instead of or in addition to Dijon.
- Greek yogurt: Substitute some of the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt for a lighter and tangier version.
- Soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce: Add a dash of soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce to give it a saltier and savory flavor.
What is Honey Mustard Sauce Made of?
Honey mustard dressing is made from simple ingredients like Dijon mustard, vinegar, and mayonnaise and is sweetened up with honey. If you're on Keto or a low-carb diet you can use sugar-free honey.
Can I Use Regular Yellow Mustard?
While you can, I really recommend using an earthier-flavored mustard like Dijon.
What Can I Use Instead of Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is used for its mild fruity flavor, but white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar can also work well.
Is Honey Mustard Dressing Dairy-free?
The recipe does not include any dairy products. Most store-bought mayonnaise is dairy-free, but it's important to check the label to make sure.
Is This Dressing Gluten-Free?
Yes, olive oil, honey, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and ground black pepper are naturally gluten-free.
🍽️ More Healthy Condiments
- Walnut Pesto Sauce
- Strawberry Chia Jam
- Blue Cheese Dressing
- Homemade Italian Dressing
- Creamy Balsamic Dressing
Honey Mustard Dressing
- Add the dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper to a bullet blender cup.
- Blend until well combined and emulsified.
- If you don’t have a bullet blender you can use an immersion blender or a whisk and mixing bowl. If you use either, add all the ingredients except the olive oil, then slowly stream in the olive oil while you are blending or whisking. This will help the dressing come together nicely and more importantly, stay together!
- Serve over your favorite salad.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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