Homemead Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

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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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HOMEMADE HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING RECIPE:

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
Author: Tiffany McCauley

Ingredients

  • ΒΌ 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

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

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27 Comments

  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!!!!

    Colleen

  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 πŸ™‚

  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.

  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?

  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. 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!!

  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 πŸ™ 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 πŸ™‚

  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

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

  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!

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

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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!

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