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Our homemade Honey Mustard Dressing combines two kinds of zesty mustard with honey, mayonnaise, vinegar and lemon juice to create a fantastic topping for salads!
Honey Mustard Dressing is one of our long-time favorites – and we eat it drizzled on salads, as a dip, or as a spread on sandwiches.
This easy, homemade dressing has a wonderful combination of flavors: sweet honey, tangy mustard, zesty apple cider vinegar, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice – all combined with creamy mayonnaise and seasonings. It’s so good – you’ll be tempted to pour this on everything!
How do you make Honey Mustard Dressing?
The trick to making this dressing taste so good is using a combination of two different kinds of mustard – a Dijon mustard and a deli-style mustard. Together, these two kinds of mustard really balance each other’s flavors quite nicely.
In a bowl, simply combine the two mustards together with mayonnaise, honey, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and garlic powder. Then whisk in extra virgin olive oil until the Honey Mustard Dressing is fully emulsified. Taste and adjust your seasonings as needed – then chill until ready to serve over your favorite salad.
How long will this Honey Mustard Dressing last?
When refrigerated in an air-tight container, this Honey Mustard Dressing should safely keep up to two weeks in your refrigerator.
You may enjoy these other homemade Salad Dressing recipes:
¼ cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard or deli-style mustard, your choice*
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
5 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Place all ingredients except the oil in a medium bowl and whisk.
Slowly add the oil while whisking. Pour into a cruet then chill until ready to use.
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*Deli-style mustards are typically a yellow mustard with fine grain mixed in – which is a mix of mustard seed and the mustard seed bran. It has a unique taste and can be found at most deli counters, rather than in the dressing isle. The brand we used was Batampte (from Walmart) but Nathan’s is another good deli-style choice. Another alternative is a spicy brown mustard like Gulden’s which will give this dressing a slightly different flavor. (Either way, you can tailor this dressing based on your tastes as long as you stick with the quarter cup of Dijon mustard.)