Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing – Ready in Minutes

This simple Honey Mustard Vinaigrette recipe is a delicious, lighter change of pace from heavy, mayo-based sauces. A new, healthier twist on an old classic.

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Making your own salad dressing is an easy way to kick start your healthy, homemade life or at least kick it up a notch. This Dijon Dressing is obviously a fave and we also love this Classic Balsamic Dressing and this Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch. Check out all of our Healthy Dressing Recipes for inspiration.

IN THIS POST: Everything you need to make Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

a jar of honey mustard vinaigrette dressing.

Ingredients

  • apple cider vinegar
  • garlic puree – or freshly minced garlic – see notes below
  • honey
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • mustard
  • salt and pepper
dressing ingredients on a counter.

Using this homemade Rosemary Garlic Puree in this recipe really takes it to the next level! Or finely mince a clove garlic.

a container of garlic puree.

How to make this recipe

Making homemade dressings are embarrassingly easy!

First, add the ingredients to a blender.

blender on a table.

You don’t even a need high-powered blender like a Vitamix. I use a Nutribullet and it does the job perfectly. You can also use an immersion blender!

If all else fails, a whisk and some elbow grease will do the trick too.

Blend until creamy and emulsified.

Done!

a jar of honey mustard vinaigrette.

FAQs, Tips, and Substitutions

  • Is there such a thing as vegan honey mustard? Honey mustard is not vegan. Vegans consider bees to be animals, therefore, rendering honey as non-vegan friendly.
  • You can easily store this recipe in your fridge. I like to use mason jars with a tight-fitting lid for storage. They are glass which makes them non-toxic and you can use them again and again. Plus they all match and look cute. This recipe will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.
  • Give the jar a really good shake before use. The oil and vinegar will naturally separate so you want to emulsify them again before enjoying.
  • Use dijon mustard for a sharp tangy flavor or substitute stone ground mustard for a milder taste. The difference between the two is with dijon mustard the seed is ground up releasing the spice and with the stone ground, most of the mustard seed remains whole.
  • Serve over lettuce greens as a salad dressing. It is also delicious drizzled over roasted brussels sprouts.
  • Use this honey mustard dressing as a marinade for protein such as chicken or salmon.
a hand holding a jar of honey mustard dressing

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**This recipe was originally posted on May 19, 2014, and updated on August 18, 2020, and updated again on November 20, 2022, with recipe notes, writing, and new photos.**

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a jar of honey mustard vinaigrette dressing.

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing – Ready in Minutes!

Sharon Rhodes
This simple Honey Mustard Vinaigrette recipe is a lighter change of pace from heavy, mayo-based sauces. A healthier twist on an old classic.
4.54 from 73 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 82 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Combine ingredients in blender and pulse until emulsified.
  • Store refrigerated in a glass jar for up to 2 weeks.
  • Shake well before using!

Video

Notes

  • You can easily store this recipe in your fridge. I like to use mason jars with a tight-fitting lid for storage. They are glass which makes them non-toxic and you can use them again and again. Plus they all match and look cute. This recipe will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.
  • Give the jar a really good shake before use. The oil and vinegar will naturally separate so you want to emulsify them again before enjoying.
  • Use dijon mustard for a sharp tangy flavor or substitute stone ground mustard for a milder taste. The difference between the two is with dijon mustard the seed is ground up releasing the spice and with the stone ground, most of the mustard seed remains whole.
  • Serve over lettuce greens as a salad dressing. It is also delicious drizzled over roasted brussels sprouts.
  • Use this honey mustard dressing as a marinade for protein such as chicken or salmon.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 178mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword honey mustard vinaigrette
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11 Comments

    1. Omgsh Liz! Thanks for pointing that out! It’s 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar. I’ve updated the recipe. Thanks again for letting me know that was missing. I hope you enjoy the recipe. 🙂

  1. 5 stars
    Just made this and it is perfect, I love it! I am just curious…the nutrition info says 82 cal per serving but doesn’t state what a serving is. Is it 2Tbls? Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. The breakdown is for four servings per batch which makes about 1 cup. I think it would be close to 4 tablespoons per serving. So glad you loved the recipe! Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    This is honestly making me want to eat a salad, that my friend – is hard to do. I’m sure you’ll see me standing in a check out line sometime soon with a bag of romaine in hand. lolz!
    It looks great! Plus, I love the idea of using extra for a marinade.
    mmm..it would be delish with salmon!

  3. 5 stars
    Homemade salad dressings really are so, so much better than store-bought! Definitely much more delicious, but also generally much healthier. Plus, infinitely customizable! This looks fantastic, and I love the suggestion of using it as a marinade. Oh … but that honey mustard smoothie recipe? Ummmm … yeah … maybe not so much! 😀 Lol!

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