Best Honey Mustard Dressing

Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

Honey mustard dressing is a versatile and delicious condiment that adds a sweet and tangy flavor to salads, sandwiches, and more. Making your own dressing at home allows you to customize the ingredients and avoid the preservatives often found in store-bought versions. In this article, we’ll guide you through a simple yet flavorful recipe for honey mustard dressing.


1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil

Gather Your Ingredients

Before you begin, make sure you have all the ingredients measured and ready to go. Having everything prepared will make the process smoother.

Mix the Mustard and Honey

In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard with 1/4 cup honey. The Dijon mustard adds a rich, slightly spicy flavor, while the honey brings sweetness to balance it out.

Add the Cider Vinegar

Pour in 1/4 cup of cider vinegar. The acidity of the vinegar adds a zesty kick to the dressing and enhances the overall flavor profile.

Season with Kosher Salt

Sprinkle 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt into the mixture. Adjust the salt to taste, keeping in mind that it will enhance the other flavors in the dressing.

Incorporate the Olive Oil

Gradually whisk in 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of olive oil. The oil will emulsify with the other ingredients, creating a smooth and creamy consistency. You can use extra virgin olive oil for a robust flavor or a milder oil if you prefer.

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Whisk Until Well Combined

Whisk the ingredients together until the dressing is well combined and has a uniform texture. Make sure to mix thoroughly to achieve a homogenous blend of flavors.

Taste and Adjust

Taste the dressing and adjust the ingredients to your preference. If you desire more sweetness, add a bit more honey. For extra tanginess, incorporate a touch more Dijon mustard or cider vinegar.

Store and Serve

Transfer the honey mustard dressing to a jar or airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Allow it to come to room temperature and shake well before using. This dressing is especially delicious on our Avocado Bacon Chicken Salad or Cowboy Salad.


Making your own honey mustard dressing at home allows you to enjoy a fresh and flavorful condiment without unnecessary additives. This simple recipe provides a balance of sweet and tangy flavors, making it a perfect complement to salads, chicken dishes, or as a dipping sauce.

Experiment with the ratios to tailor the dressing to your taste preferences and enjoy the delightful homemade goodness!

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Honey Mustard Dressing

Our honey mustard dressing is fresh, flavorful and easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, salad dressing, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 mixing bowl


  • 1/3 cup Djion mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup tablespoons oil


  • Mix the first four ingredients together.
    Gradually whisk in the oil to make a creamy dressing. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.


Nutrition Estimate
1 Tablespoon 100 calories
Keyword easy potato salad, honey mustard dressing, salad dressing

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