A homemade honey mustard dressing recipe that you can make at home easily with just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes – it’s perfect for salads, dipping and marinades.
Whenever I order a salad at restaurants I usually choose honey mustard dressing. I’m not as huge a fan of ranch dressing like my kids are, blue cheese is too strong for me, and balsamic vinaigrette (or other vinaigrette flavors) is the standard dressing I make at home.
However, a few years ago I found a recipe I adapted to replicate the same flavor I was use to in restaurants – it turned out perfectly and now I can have honey mustard dressing whenever I want! I’ve also discovered that it works wonderfully as a dip for chicken wings and makes a great marinade for chicken and pork before grilling or broiling. It’s like honey mustard all the time around here now.
All it takes to make this wonderful dressing is about five minutes and a few real food ingredients – and then you, too, can have your own restaurant dressing at home.
How to Make Honey Mustard Dressing
You’ll need six very basic ingredients: honey, olive oil, rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar), Dijon mustard, lemon, and garlic. I like to remember this – and other simple homemade salad dressing ingredients – whenever I’m tempted to grab a bottle of dressing from the shelf- even the organic ones tend to have a lot of ingredients (organic modified food starch, anyone?).
Once you grab your ingredients, add most of them to a blender jar, blend, and then add the oil as the motor runs. Pouring the oil in while the machine is running emulsifies all the ingredients together and thickens the dressing.
Everyone who tries this loves it and can’t believe I made it, let alone that it is so quick and easy to make – go and make some today!
Click the arrow for the printable recipe!