In just 5 minutes, with only a handful of ingredients, you’ll craft a dressing that harmonizes sweet and tangy notes, turning your greens into a palate-pleasing delight. This is my favourite Homemade Honey Mustard Salad Dressing recipe.

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Achieve a harmonious balance of flavours that invigorates your taste buds in this honey Dijon dressing.

Why settle for store-bought when you can effortlessly craft your own sensational dressings at home? As a dedicated dietitian, I revel in the freshness and ingredient control that comes with making homemade dressings.

If you’re passionate about nutritious salads, having a variety of dressing recipes on hand is a game-changer. Currently, my top picks are the classic Balsamic Vinegar Dressing for its rich tanginess that pairs flawlessly with greens. Then, there’s the creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing, which adds a luxurious texture to salads. And for those seeking a plant-based option, the Vegan Ranch is a go-to—the creamy goodness satisfies every time. 

Amidst this collection of dressing treasures, I’m particularly excited today to spotlight one of my enduring favourites—the simple yet divine honey Dijon mustard dressing. A cherished recipe that’s captured my palate, it’s time to give this star salad dressing its moment in the spotlight with its dedicated post.

Dressing ingredients

Get ready to craft salad perfection in minutes! Here’s what you will need to make this dressing.

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  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Quality Dijon mustard
  • Garlic powder
  • Honey

How to make it

Just two simple steps!

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Step 1: Add dressing ingredients to a 250 mL mason jar – olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, Dijon mustard, a pinch of garlic powder, and honey.

Step 2: Secure the lid tightly and shake the jar vigorously until the ingredients blend seamlessly. 

For a complete list of ingredient measurements and detailed step-by-step instructions, you can find everything you need in the printable recipe card located at the bottom of this post.

Honey mustard dressing uses

It beautifully complements an array of leafy greens, especially those with a touch of bitterness:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Watercress
  • Collard greens
  • Radicchio
  • Dandelion greens

I especially adore drizzling this dressing over my easy salad recipe!

Food safe storage

To retain the freshness and flavours, store your dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Remember to give it a good shake before each use. Enjoy within a week for optimal taste.

If you decide to create this recipe, I’d be thrilled to know your thoughts! Show me your creations on Instagram and tag me @DesiliciousRD. Your creative kitchen endeavours always brighten up the day!

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5-Minute Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
In just 5 minutes, with only a handful of ingredients, you'll craft a dressing that harmonizes sweet and tangy notes, turning your greens into a palate-pleasing delight. This is my favourite Homemade Honey Mustard Salad Dressing recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • cup olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 lemons, juice, freshly squeezed
  • tbsp Dijon mustard
  • tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to a 250 mL mason jar. Secure the lid and shake to mix the ingredients.
  • Store the dressing in the refrigerator until serving time.

Notes

Food safe storage

  • To retain the freshness and flavours, store your dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Remember to give it a good shake before each use. Enjoy within a week for optimal taste.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 127kcal (6%)Fat: 12g (18%)Saturated Fat: 2g (10%)Sodium: 43mg (2%)Potassium: 21mg (1%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 5g (6%)Vitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 4mg (5%)Calcium: 3mgIron: 1mg (6%)

Keep in mind that the nutritional values provided are approximations and suggestions, and might fluctuate depending on ingredient variations, portion sizes, and recipe adjustments. This nutrition facts table cannot account for your individual needs. Your body — including your hunger and satiety cues — change daily. It’s perfectly fine to eat more or less on different days. Instead of letting food guilt take over, consider mindful eating.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cuisine: American
Course: Salad, Side
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