This Honey Mustard Vinaigrette is easy to make, a healthy alternative to the store-bought kind, and only takes 5 minutes from start to finish. Using the right combination and ratio of ingredients is the secret to making it tase so incredible. Serve this homemade recipe as a dipping sauce or use it as a salad dressing!

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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

One of my absolute favorite ways to douse a good ole’ Chicken Cobb Salad is in a creamy homemade honey mustard dressing.

However, most of the store-bought salad dressings are either too sweet, too tangy, or have a TON of ingredients in them, like gluten, modified corn starch, or other additives!

But did you know that it is actually super simple to whip up a homemade vinaigrette? This recipe is an easy way to capture those tangy flavors the whole family will love.

Want a few other Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes? Learn how to make a creamier dressing like Ranch Dressing and lighter vinaigrettes like Balsamic Vinaigrette and this Apple Cider Vinaigrette.

What is Honey Mustard?

Honey mustard is a combination of mustard and honey, with a few other ingredients to round it out. Many people describe it as sweet and tangy, but the flavor entirely depends on the ratio of ingredients.

There are a few amazing qualities about this recipe:

  • It doubles as a salad dressing or a dipping sauce. Pour it over your favorite leafy greens or use it as a sauce and serve it with some Paleo chicken strips or air fryer chicken nuggets.
  • You will only need 5 ingredients.
  • 5 minutes is all it takes to whip up!
Honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, vinegar, and salt as the ingredients for honey mustard.
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Ingredients

  • Honey. A light honey works best, but you can also use dark or amber honey if that is what you happen to have.
  • Mustard. There are a few types you can use, and each will affect the recipe in slightly different ways. Dijon mustard gives a nice kick without being too overwhelming, making it the best option. Yellow mustard can be used in place of Dijon mustard without too much sacrifice on flavor. Spicy brown mustard will be a bit spicier and is recommended if making this recipe for an adult crowd. Whole-grain or stone ground mustard will drastically affect the texture and is not recommended.
  • Vinegar. White wine vinegar is used in this recipe, but you can also opt for apple cider vinegar. Avoid using balsamic vinegar.
  • Olive Oil. A good quality extra-virgin olive oil will give you a better-tasting finished product but a neutral oil, such as avocado, may also be used.
  • Salt. Add as much or as little salt as you like.
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How to Make a Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Please see the recipe card below for more detailed ingredient amounts.

1. Mix Together the Ingredients

The easiest way to mix up this dressing is to use a mason jar. Add all of the ingredients to a 16-ounce jar, then shake well.

Alternatively, you can use a high-speed blender or a mini food processor. As a last resort, you can whisk it up in a small bowl.

Note, you will need to re-mix the dressing before each use by giving it a good whisk or shake after storing it in the fridge.

2. Store for Later

The best thing about this recipe is how long it lasts because of its simple ingredients. Honey mustard dressing can be stored in an airtight container (such as these cute glass mason jars!) in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks.

Honey mustard can be frozen to preserve shelf life. Be sure to store it in an airtight container with as little oxygen touching the sauce as possible. It should last for up to 6 months.

FAQs

Does honey mustard have dairy?

Typically, honey mustard does NOT have dairy. However, double check the ingredients of any purchased types to be sure!

Is honey mustard healthy? Gluten-free? Vegan?

Yes, homemade honey mustard is a relatively healthy salad dressing. If you are gluten-freedairy-free, or vegetarian, you are in luck because this version will fit your dietary requirements. However, if you are vegan, it does contain honey which is technically an animal product. You can always try substituting maple syrup or agave nectar for the honey.

Recipe Tips

  • Spruce it up. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice to further brighten the dressing.
  • DIY. It’s so simple to make a big batch of your own salad dressing and have it on hand for later!
  • Make it yours. You can adjust the amount of honey and type of mustard to get a tangier or sweeter flavor.
  • Go local. Honey from your area will also help with allergies AND support farmers in your community.
  • Make it work. This recipe makes the perfect dipping sauce and still goes well with delicious salads. The possibilities are endless!
Honey mustard dressing being poured onto a salad with mixed greens and tomatoes.

What to Serve with Honey Mustard?

The real question is, what CAN’T you serve with honey mustard sauce?!  

Seriously, you can serve this up as a dipping sauce with Healthy Chicken TendersAir Fryer Boneless Chicken ThighsCrispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings, or even on Hot Honey Chicken.

Of course, it’s delicious as a vinaigrette for a Cobb Salad or a BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad, or change up the flavor on Massaged Kale Salad or a Fall Harvest Salad.

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Once you see how simple it is to make your own dressings, you might never buy a store-bought kind again! Try these easy dressings next.

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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

This Honey Mustard Vinaigrette is easy to make, a healthy alternative to the store-bought kind, and only takes 5 minutes from start to finish. Using the right combination and ratio of ingredients is the secret to making it taste so incredible.
A clear container full of a healthy salad dressing made of honey and mustard.
Yield 6 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup oil olive or avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. honey to taste
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions 

  • Add ingredients to a 16-ounce mason jar and shake until well combined. Alternatively, you can add the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend for 20-30 seconds, or until smooth.  
    ½ cup oil, 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard, 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar, 3 Tbsp. honey, Pinch of salt
  • Use immediately or store honey mustard dressing in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks between servings. Bring to room temperature and shake well before using.

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Notes

  • Serving size is ~2 ½ tablespoons.
Recipe Tips
  • Spruce it up. Add some fresh lemon juice to add brightness to the dressing.
  • DIY. It’s so simple to make a big batch of your own salad dressing and have it on hand for later!
  • Make it yours. You can adjust the amount of honey and type of mustard to get a tangier or sweeter flavor.
  • Go local. Honey from your area will also help with allergies AND support farmers in your community.
  • Make it work. This recipe makes the perfect dipping sauce and still goes well with delicious salads. The possibilities are endless!

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 0.2g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Sodium: 55mg, Potassium: 13mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 3IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. I have no idea why I don’t make all of my own dressings! 5 minutes start to finish and I know exactly what’s inside. Pinning and am ready to go!