Honey Mustard Dressing

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). 

Honey mustard dressing being poured over a large salad.

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?”

Ingredients for honey mustard vinaigrette surrounding a bowl with the finished dressing.

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.

Honey mustard dressing in a bowl with a whisk.

Looking for More Salad Dressing Recipes?

Check out my Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette and Basil Peppercorn Vinaigrette! I also love this Cilantro Lime Dressing from Fifteen Spatulas!

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette being poured over salad.
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Honey Mustard Dressing

4.84 from 6 votes
This honey mustard dressing is easy to prepare at home! With just a few basic ingredients, you can create a homemade salad dressing that tastes worlds better than anything from the store.
Course Condiments, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword honey mustard dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings (approximately; yields about 1 cup total)
Calories 100


  • 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.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 0.1% | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 0.6% | Iron: 1.3%

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There's nothing like homemade Honey Mustard Dressing. This honey mustard salad dressing recipe comes together in no time using Dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil!

About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Maryland, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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