This creamy Cobb Salad Dressing recipe tastes like a delicious mix of Ranch dressing and honey mustard! But the best part? It’s so quick and easy to make. You’ll probably want to put it on everything, so make some extra for a simple and delicious addition to any salad or veggie platter.

This creamy mix of oil, honey, mayo, and mustard is perfect on a Cobb salad.

Best Dressing for Cobb Salad

Don’t get me wrong… I love a good Cobb salad. But sometimes, they’re a little boring.

That is, until I started mixing it up with this baked BBQ chicken and THIS Cobb salad dressing, then bringing it all together in this Chicken Cobb Salad.

It’s so simple to throw together—like surprise-you-that-you’re-already-done easy. (You can even double it up and keep some on hand!)

In less than 5 minutes, you’re ready to cover a fresh, crunchy salad and dig in.

What makes this dressing unique is a creamy, secret ingredient and a bit of sweetness from honey. But don’t worry, you still get that tangy, vinegary bite that everyone loves in a Cobb dressing.

Oil, mayo, mustard, oil, and seasonings are the ingredients for this recipe.
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The simple ingredients you need to make this homemade Cobb salad dressing include:

  • Oil. Look for a good, high-quality olive oil. Avocado oil will also work, but it is milder so you won’t get the same flavor. Check out more about making healthy salad dressings.
  • Vinegar. Red wine vinegar is the most traditional ingredient in a Cobb salad dressing, but you can also choose apple cider vinegar. Be sure to get a good vinegar, as the flavor will come through.
  • Honey. A local honey will add extra health benefits.
  • Mustard. Depending on your personal preference, you can go with Dijon mustard or yellow mustard. Dijon adds a bit of a kick along with the tangy mustard flavor.
  • Mayonnaise. Real mayo is the key here. Avoid Miracle Whip or your dressing will be too sweet.

How to Make Cobb Salad Dressing

Below are the steps to make this tasty Cobb salad dressing at home:

Combine Ingredients

The first step is to gather the ingredients and combine them in a mason jar.

You can use an immersion blender or food processor, but it’s really not necessary.

Be sure to get a solid jar or container with a lid that will securely close. (These are great with their wide mouths and single-piece lids!)

Add the oil, honey, vinegar, mustard, mayo, and salt to the jar.

The dressing ingredients are combined in a jar.
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Shake to Mix

Once you have everything in the jar, screw the lid on tightly.

Shake well for 20 to 30 seconds until all of the dressing ingredients are mixed well.

The dressing will last in the fridge for up to a week. Let it come to room temperature and then give it a good shake before serving.

Serve It Up

This homemade dressing is delicious on a classic Cobb salad with romaine lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, creamy diced avocado, salty bacon, and rotisserie chicken.

Meal Prep and Storage

  • How to prep ahead of time: This dressing can easily be made a few days before serving.
  • How to store: Keep leftover salad dressing in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the fridge. When ready to use, let it come to room temperature before shaking and serving.
  • How to freeze: Freezing is not recommended as the mayo will separate.
Creamy cobb salad dressing is drizzled over a salad.

What salad dressing to serve with Cobb salad?

Cobb salad is traditionally served with a red wine vinaigrette dressing. However, the creamy twist of this recipe adds in mayonnaise and mustard for a flavorful and delicious combo that takes your salad up a notch.

What is a Cobb salad?

The traditional Cobb salad we all know and love typically contains chopped bacon, tomatoes, eggs, cheese, and greens. It was created by Robert Cobb, the owner of the Brown Derby restaurant. He threw together some leftover ingredients and the results were legendary. It has become a classic American salad.

Dietary Modifications

The recipe you’ll find below is already vegetarian, gluten-free, Paleo, nut-free, and dairy free as written.  Here are some adjustments and substitutions you can make to help it fit your other dietary requirements:

  • Low-Carb and Keto:  Opt for liquid stevia instead of the honey, or leave it out completely.
  • Whole30: Leave out the honey.
  • Vegan: Use agave nectar or pure maple syrup in place of the honey and choose a vegan mayo.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Go local. Choose a honey made from bees in your area.
  • Look up. Grab a quality olive oil and vinegar from the higher shelves for the best results.
  • Prep early. This dressing will last in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Work it. Be sure to shake the dressing well before serving to thoroughly mix it.
  • Get creative. Serve this dressing with fresh or cooked veggies and other salads, as well.
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What to Serve with Cobb Salad Dressing

This dressing is quite diverse! It’s delicious on a variety of dishes.

Of course, you have to try it on a BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad.

It’s great on other favorite salads like this Lemon Arugula Salad or Chopped Kale Salad.

You can also use it as a dip with Air Fryer Zucchini Fries and Chick-fil-a Nuggets or even with Fried Pickles.

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More Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Once you see how easy it is to make your own salad dressings at home, you’ll be dying to try all the recipes.

Try a creamy variety, like Ranch DressingAvocado Ranch Dressing, or Thousand Island Dressing.

Or, stick with favorite dressings like Olive Garden Italian DressingBalsamic VinaigretteGreek Salad Dressing, or Apple Salad Vinaigrette.

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Creamy Cobb Salad Dressing Recipe

This creamy Cobb Salad Dressing recipe tastes like the perfect mix of Ranch and honey mustard! But the best part? It's so quick and easy to make. You'll probably want to put it on everything, so make some extra for a simple and delicious addition to any salad or veggie platter.
Yield 8 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
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  • ½ cup oil avocado or olive
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard or yellow
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise or vegan mayo
  • Pinch of salt to taste


  • 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 10-20 seconds, or until smooth.
    ½ cup oil, 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1-2 Tbsp. honey, 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard, ¼ cup mayonnaise, Pinch of salt
  • Use immediately or store Cobb salad dressing in the refrigerator for up to 1 week between servings. Bring to room temperature and shake well before using.
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  • One serving size is 2 tablespoons of salad dressing.


Calories: 185kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 0.2g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 65mg, Potassium: 8mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 0.1mg

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

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