Honey mustard dressing is creamy, sweet, and tangy. It takes seconds to whisk together, and the results are worlds better than anything you’ll find in a bottle! I love how versatile this dressing is; in addition to working on salads, this honey mustard dressing recipe can be used as a dipping sauce (think chicken tenders).
I keep a few bottles of salad dressings in my refrigerator for times when I am just not in the mood to do anything. On those days, even throwing salad ingredients into a bowl seems like too much effort, and there’s something nice about opening a bottle and being done with it.
However, once I began making homemade dressings and vinaigrettes, it was hard to look back. They’re fast, flexible, and they taste so much better. I love having total control over the flavor and texture.
This honey mustard salad dressing is everything you’d expect it to be. It’s sweet from the honey, tangy from a bit of vinegar, and it has that classic Dijon flavor, with subtle notes of spice and white wine. The mustard also adds creaminess, and the olive oil adds a bit of fat.
It’s ready in the time it takes to measure the ingredients into a bowl and whisk them together. As Ina likes to say, “How simple is that?”
How to Make Honey Mustard
If you’re interested in making a classic honey mustard, there’s no reason to purchase it! The ratio used in this recipe will work. To prepare homemade honey mustard, simply whisk together 1/3 cup Dijon mustard with 1/4 cup honey in a small bowl until smooth.
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Honey Mustard Dressing
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- Optional: 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (vegetable oil may be substituted)
- In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, kosher salt, and pepper.
- Slowly whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is smooth.
- Use right away or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Shake or re-whisk before using.
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