So long, store-bought dressing! This Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe is easy to make and packed with irresistible sweet and tangy flavors.
This homemade honey mustard vinaigrette is magical. Whenever I have it on hand, I eat salads like crazy, just to taste its sweet, tangy and spicy flavor. If I'm out of greens, I use it as a dip, soaking the sliced peppers until I run out of dressing. If you're someone who is trying to eat more veggies, make this Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe. You'll find yourself mixing salads and nibbling carrot sticks left and right!
Unlike many store-bought honey mustard dressings, this one is completely vegan and dairy free. Its soft and slightly creamy texture comes from emulsified olive oil, honey and Dijon mustard, not mayonnaise or Greek yogurt. You only need 5 ingredients to make it and you can whip it in a snap. Over the past few months, this has become one of my favorite dressings, and I think you'll love it too!
Ingredients for the Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe
Ready to make this Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe? Here is what you will need:
- Dijon's mustard - Avoid using stone ground mustard or yellow mustard in this recipe. Instead, choose a good quality Dijon mustard. This will give the dressing a smooth, creamy texture and a well balanced flavor.
- Honey - It gives the dressing a touch of sweetness and a classic flavor of honey and mustard.
- apple cider vinegar - For the tang! Fresh lemon juice will work here too.
- Garlic - It adds a deep depth of flavor.
- Extra virgin olive oil - It gives body and richness to the dressing.
- And salt and pepper - To bring out all the flavors!
Combine honey, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, vinegar and oil in a small bowl and whisk to combine. When the vinaigrette is smooth, season to taste. Enjoy!
Find the full recipe with the measurements below.
How to use honey mustard dressing
This homemade honey mustard dressing will keep in an airtight container or mason jar in the fridge for up to a week, so it's a great recipe for meal preparation and keep on hand. It's versatile, so have fun experimenting with different ways to use it. Here are some of my favorites:
- As a dressing. Not to say the obvious, but this vinaigrette is delicious in salads! I specifically call it in my green bean salad recipe, but it's also fantastic on this sweet potato salad, this broccoli salad, this kale salad, this chopped salad, or simple mixed greens.
- With roasted or sautéed vegetables. Water it roast Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, or sautéed broccoli for a punch of sweet and tangy flavor.
- As a dip. Zuzh up Sweet Potato Fries or air fryer fries with a honey and mustard sauce! Or, for a light and healthy snack, serve it with fresh vegetables like carrots, celery, or peppers for dipping.
- On a grain bowl. Start with a grain like farro, quinoa, or Brown rice, add a protein like grilled chickpeas or tempehand stack your favorite vegetables. Pour the dressing on top to tie everything together!
How do you like to use honey mustard dressing? Let me know in the comments!
More Favorite Dressings
If you like this recipe, then try one of these delicious dressings:
honey mustard vinaigrette
Serves 4 to 6
This homemade honey mustard dressing is sweet and tangy, with the perfect slightly creamy texture. Toss it with a salad, use it as a dip, or pour it over roasted vegetables. Find specific suggestions in the article above!
- 2 soup spoons Dijon's mustard
- 2 soup spoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 soup spoons apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 small clove of garlic, grated or minced
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper
In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, olive oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, salt and pepper.
Check out the blog post above for some suggestions.
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