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This honey mustard dressing recipe is deliciously creamy and so easy! Made in minutes, it’s ideal for drizzling salad and veggies.

Honey Mustard Dressing

Here’s one to add to the “better homemade” category – and it’s so easy, you won’t have any excuse not to try it! Once you start making your own dressing, you’ll never go back. It’s a breeze to make homemade vinaigrette with whatever you have handy. The possibilities with different oils, vinegars, and seasonings is endless! This homemade honey mustard dressing is our simplest yet. And, all you have to dirty is 1 tablespoon, a bowl and a whisk.

Love honey mustard? Try this Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce.

How to make honey mustard dressing

This honey mustard dressing is so simple, it takes just 5 minutes to whisk together! We first made the honey mustard vinaigrette as part of our healthy potato salad. It was so good we’ve made it on a regular basis ever since! To make the dressing, use a medium sized bowl, which allows the whisking motion to form a creamy emulsion. The formula for this honey mustard dressing we created especially to help you to memorize it! It’s got:

  • 2 tablespoons each honey, white wine vinegar and mustard
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

This way, you can memorize it and whip it up on a moment’s notice! It’s one of our favorite homemade vinaigrettes because it’s so delicious: it’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory. We hope you’ll make it as often as we do!

Honey mustard salad dressing

Why make salad dressing at home?

Do you make your salad dressing at home? When Alex and I decided to start eating whole foods and make as much as we could from scratch, store-bought salad dressings were the first to go. Here’s why:

  • It skips the additives and preservatives. Many of them have added preservatives, or large amounts of added salt and sugar. Making salad dressing at home lets you have full control over the ingredients going into your salad dressing.
  • The flavor is incredible. Most of the time, like with our honey mustard vinaigrette, homemade salad dressing is much more delicious!

Ways to serve this honey mustard dressing

The best thing about this honey mustard dressing is that it’s so versatile! You can drizzle it on many different salads. Here are a few of our favorites to use it on (substitute it for the dressing listed in the recipe):

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

More favorite homemade salad dressings

And that’s it! Let us know in the comments below if you make this dressing. And if you’re inspired, continue to peruse our favorite homemade salad dressing recipes like:

This honey mustard dressing recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, plant based, dairy free, refined sugar free, and naturally sweet.

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Honey Mustard Dressing

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • Author: A Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ½ cup 1x


This honey mustard dressing recipe is deliciously creamy and so easy! Made in minutes, it’s ideal for drizzling salad and veggies.


  • 2 tablespoons honey (local, if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon or stone ground mustard
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, white wine vinegar, and mustard.
  2. Slowly whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until fully combined and an emulsion forms. The dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks; make sure to bring to room temperature and shake well before serving.
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Whisked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 TBSP

Keywords: Honey mustard dressing, honey mustard dressing recipe, honey mustard salad dressing

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Thank you so much for this easy recipe. Oh my gosh! It was fantastic.! And really easy to put together. My new favorite and no more bottled dressings for me.

  2. Made it with dijon instead of stone ground and it was the best dressing I have ever had. WIll make again, and again.

  3. This salad dressing is DELICIOUS!!! AND SO EASY!!! Thanks for sharing this. I have a friend who makes stone ground mustard so I used it in this recipe and it turned out wonderful! The only thing is she adds honey to her mustard so next time, I will reduce the honey by half in the dressing…

  4. This may be a dumb question, but is stone ground mustard just mustard powder or is it something else? I tried making this tonight and it was very spicy, even for someone who typically likes spicy things a lot. But I haven’t seen anyone else mention how spicy it is, so that leads me to believe I did something wrong.


  5. Just made this for tomorrow’s Two Potato Salad and it’s great! I never use white vinegar in my dressings and now I wonder why not. I do always use the shake-the-jar method and here’s another tip I love: measure your olive oil right before your honey so the honey will slide right off your measuring spoon.

    1. What a great idea! Alex will love this one, since I’m constantly getting honey all over the kitchen :)

  6. This is one of my favourite dressings, although I love it with balsamic vinegar instead of the honey too. Yum!

  7. I am with you…homemade dressings are so much better than store bought. I gave up buying store bought dressings a few years back. The best part about making your own dressing is that you can make small amounts of dressing in no time with basics from your pantry. This recipe sounds lovely.

  8. I always love y’all’s dressing recipes! And your photos are phenomenal! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I totally agree! Homemade dressing is so easy and delicious. I actually wasn’t a fan of mustard in anything until recently so I’ll have to try this out now that I like it in some things.

  10. I’m with you… once I started making salad dressings in jars, I’ve never gone back to the whisk method!

    This vinaigrette looks delicious, and I can’t wait to read about the salad it was paired with =).

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