Easy Honey Mustard Dressing

This homemade honey mustard dressing tastes simply amazing: and it’s easy to make! All you need is 5 minutes and 4 ingredients!

Honey mustard dressing

Here’s another 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. We generally use 2 to 3 parts oil to 1 part acid (vinegar or citrus), and 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! Keep reading for the recipe and why to make salad dressing at home.

See Also: All Homemade Salad Dressings

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 of honey, white wine vinegar and mustard, and 4 tablespoons of the 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!

Related:10 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

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, storebought salad dressings were the first to go. 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. And most of the time, like with our honey mustard vinaigrette, homemade salad dressing is much more delicious!

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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


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  • Author: A Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x

Description

This homemade honey mustard dressing tastes simply amazing: and it’s easy to make! All you need is 5 minutes and 4 ingredients!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons honey (local, if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 TBSP

Keywords: Honey Mustard, Dressing, Salad Dressing, How to Make Salad Dressing, Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard Dressing, Easy Salad Dressing, Simple, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

17 Comments

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    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living
    March 8, 2012 at 6:00 am

    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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    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    March 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    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.

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    Jillian @ Newly Bread
    March 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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

  • Reply
    Courtney Jones
    March 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    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.

  • Reply
    Jacqueline
    March 8, 2012 at 6:56 pm

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

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    emmycooks
    March 9, 2012 at 12:52 am

    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.

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      Sonja
      March 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

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

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    nick
    March 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    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.

    Thanks

  • Reply
    Elisha
    March 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    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…

    • Reply
      Alex
      March 13, 2012 at 7:48 am

      :) Glad you enjoyed it! Awesome that you can get mustard from your friend!

  • Reply
    Monica
    May 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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

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      Alex
      May 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Haha! Awesome. Make sure to always keep some in the fridge!

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    Anonymous
    March 4, 2015 at 5:54 am

    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.

  • Reply
    Lisa
    February 21, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    This an amazing simple dressing. I have made it three times since finding it a couple of weeks ago. The first time I made it as written and my family loved it. Local honey makes it extra healthy especially for persons with seasonal allergies. Since that first batch, I made a few changes according to what we like and what I have on hand. I added salt and pepper, just a pinch of each, and a splash of a good quality white balsamic vinegar. Yum! I think it is better after sitting for a day. Thank you for an easy recipe that helps me feel great about what I feed my family.

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    Hoot
    June 10, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I can never resist modifying a recipe. To the stated ingredients, I added the juice of half a lemon, fresh ground black pepper and one teaspoon of Herbs de Provence. Perfection!

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      Alex
      June 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      Yum!

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