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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

This simple, homemade honey mustard vinaigrette dressing takes just minutes to make using pantry staples you likely already have on hand!

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette recipe HR

Every time I share a salad dressing recipe I wax poetic about the fact that my beautiful mom always made vinaigrettes from scratch. She never bought store-bought dressing. Well, why stop now?

Mom – you are the best! I’m so glad you showed me at a young age how easy it is to whisk together a fast and easy homemade salad dressing on a busy weeknight.

This honey mustard vinaigrette is always a family favorite due to the sweet and tangy flavor combinations. Made with just five simple ingredients, the dressing is as simple as whisking together honey, dijon mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper.

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing - a quick vinaigrette recipe

Frequently asked questions:

How long does fresh salad dressing keep for?

You should be able to keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Can you replace lemon juice with apple cider vinegar?

It’s not recommended as the apple cider vinegar would be too strong. I would try rice vinegar and use half the amount of lemon juice and add from there to taste.

What can salad dressing be used for?

It could be used as a honey mustard dip for chicken tenders or used as a dip for roasted sweet potatoes.

If you’re looking for other salad dressing options I’d encourage you to check out would be my Lemon Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette or Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing.

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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette a fast and easy salad dressing

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

4.09 stars average
This simple, homemade honey dijon vinaigrette recipe takes just minutes to make using pantry staples you likely already have on hand!
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
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Servings: 6


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients in a resealable glass jar and shake well. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve over salad greens immediately or store in an air-tight refrigerated container for up to 10 days.

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Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 6.4gProtein: 0.1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7.8gSodium: 120mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 6g
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.


  1. I can’t eat store bought dressings because of food and chemical intolerances so I was so happy to find this recipe! Super easy and better than anything found in the store! Delicious! Thank you!

  2. Amazing flavor! Just made a double batch to go with dinner tonight and lunch later this week. Such amazing flavor, I really love the lemon juice as opposed to using only vinegar! Perfect t flavor. We diced up a clove of garlic and a few thin slices of shallots. Hit it with the emerson blender and called it golden!

  3. 5 stars from me! This is such a great recipe I have it posted on the side of my fridge all the time, I love it for many reasons. It is a good dip for chicken tenders, great dressing for green salads and it is great to serve as a dip with roasted sweet potatoes. This is a true winner, thank so much for posting it!! For those who love honey mustard dips for chicken and salad dressings you will especially like this one I predict. I usually double the recipe and keep extra in the fridge because I use it all the time.

  4. THANK YOU! I love this – I was out of money and had to make salad dressing, found your recipe and I am soooo happy! Bless you and your mother ; )

  5. This was by far the very best Honey Mustard Dressing I have made yet, I did add a little extra honey but everything else the same. Served it over a lettuce & kale salad with toasted pecans and feta cheese with some Rosemary chicken, perfect!

    1. This has many of my favorite flavors! Lemon ev-er-y-thing, and mustard is such an incredible ingredient that can really transform a dish, in my opinion. I plan to make this asap and will keep extra on hand!

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