Homemead Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

Make this homemade honey mustard dressing at home for a totally adjustable-to-your-taste salad dressing!

Honey mustard has never been the first dressing I think of when it’s time to have a salad. In fact, it’s NEVER been in my fridge until now.

Clean Eating Honey Mustard Dressing

Growing up, I was much more partial to dairy based dressings. Perhaps it was my German upbringing, but still to this day the first dressing I want to grab for is blue cheese or ranch. I’m not sure who’s ideas it was to put dairy on a salad, but it works, and I love it to this day.

But since I gave up dairy (again…), I’ve had to come up with alternative dressings. So I finally knuckled down and tried honey mustard. And while I would still prefer ranch or blue cheese, I have to say that this is a pretty tasty substitute.


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Honey Mustard Dressing

If you love honey mustard dressing, try making it yourself at home!
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 5 servings (+ about 1 tsp.)
Calories: 132kcal


  • ¼ cup light flavored oil (such as grapeseed or safflower oil)
  • 3 tbsp. prepared yellow mustard (no sugar added)
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (or to taste)
  • 1 pinch sea salt (or to taste)


  • Whisk all ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • If it’s too thick for you, simply add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach the consistency you like best.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1tbsp. | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. Colleen Olsen says:

    Were you following me at the grocery store this week? My hubby loves honey mustard dressing on his (clean) chicken tenders. I picked up a bottle at the grocery sore, looked at the neediness and though “there’s got to be a way I can make this myself”!
    This recipe was in my inbox today….perfect timing!!!!


  2. I just discovered grape seed oil! looks yummy!

  3. Yay! I’m so excited for this recipe, honey mustard is a favorite of mine ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I would probably try this with dijon. Honey dijon is MY favorite. And there’s a restaurant out my way that adds a bit of cayenne pepper to their honey mustard… it’s got a kick. It’s VERY good that way.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Great! I’m sure that would be tasty!

  5. Can’t wait to make this … Honey mustard dressing is a staple in our house, so I was practically giddy when I saw you had a clean version. How long do you think it will keep in the fridge?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Probably 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. It’s pretty stable stuff.

  6. When you say prepared yellow mustard is that one you buy in the shop in powdered form or one you have a recipe to make?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      No, that’s the stuff in the bottle you buy at the store that you use for hot dogs and hamburgers.

  7. Sounds great, can’t wait to try it!

  8. Tiffany Huey says:

    my husband loves honey mustard, but I refuse to buy it because it’s so terrible for you! I made this last night and put it on his salad and he loved it! Thanks so much!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tiffany – How awesome! Glad he enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hi! I have tried this twice DELISH!!!! My family loves it and I don’t buy it anymore b/c of the ingredients, can’t pronounce them or know what they are ๐Ÿ™ so I tried your recipe loved it! Then I tweaked it a little ..I love creamy bases. I added 1/2 advacado & 1/4 c water another tsp mustard to keep it yellow ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sherry – Fantastic! I might have to try it your way. Yum!

  10. This is great, I have been trying to find a store bought brand of honey mustard that doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup in the ingredients and this is a perfect alternative!! Thank you

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tracy – My pleasure!

  11. I made this dressing tonight with almond oil! Turned out great!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lindsay – Wonderful! Glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I just made this dressing for the first time – YUM! Next time, I’d hold back a bit on the vinegar though. Thanks for sharing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Gina – My pleasure! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Does this really have 699 calories, or is that a typo? Just wanted to double check!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kelly – Yes, but that is for the entire recipe. You wouldn’t put the whole batch on your salad.

  14. Wow! This awesome, my new favorite salad dressing.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Celeste – Awesome! Give the strawberry vinaigrette a try as well. Yummy!

  15. Is there really 699 calories in only 1/3 of the recipe. Yikes

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amanda – Yes, but you aren’t going to pour a 1/3 cup over your salad either. And those calories are good quality calories. It makes a difference!