Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

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

Drizzling honey mustard vinaigrette over salad.

This Honey Mustard Vinaigrette is always a family favorite due to the sweet and tangy flavor combination, and how versatile it is! Made with just five simple ingredients, it tastes great as both a salad dressing and a dipping sauce. I’m so happy my mom taught me how easy it is to make salad dressings at home, and once you learn this quick and easy recipe, you’ll never buy store-bought again!

Ingredients

  • Honey: Naturally sweet, it pairs wonderfully with the tang of the mustard for a well balanced taste.
  • Dijon mustard: Tangy, sharp, with a bit of spice, it’s stronger than typical mustard. You could also use a brown or grainy mustard.
  • Garlic: Nutty, spicy, strong flavor that is delicious with salads (or really anything).
  • Olive oil: Adds volume to the dressing while blending with ingredients to combine it all in cohesive dressing.
  • Lemon juice: Bright, acidic flavor that adds fresh citrus to the dressing.

How to Make Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Adding honey to bowl

Start your honey mustard vinaigrette by adding honey to a medium or small bowl.

Adding mustard to bowl

Then add your dijon mustard.

Grating garlic into salad dressing

Next use a microplane to grate the garlic into the bowl.

Adding olive oil to bowl

Then slowly add the olive oil, whisking all the while to emulsify the oil into the dressing.

Squeezing lemon juice into bowl

Add the lemon juice, making sure to catch any seeds.

Seasoning salad dressing

Then finish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Whisking salad dressing

Give it another strong whisking to make sure it’s fully combined.

Honey mustard vinaigrette on salad.

Serve over your favorite green salad or alongside vegetables as a dipping sauce, and enjoy your Honey Mustard Vinaigrette!

Frequently asked questions

How long does homemade salad dressing keep for?

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

Can you replace lemon juice with apple cider vinegar?

I wouldn’t recommended it, 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.

Is honey dijon the same as dijon?

Honey dijon is going to be much sweeter and a bit milder than just plain dijon.

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Drizzling honey mustard vinaigrette over salad

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

4.12 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 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
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Servings6

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Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a resealable glass jar and shake well, or in a bowl and whisk 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.

Nutrition

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

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43 responses to “Honey Mustard Vinaigrette”

  1. manolis Avatar
    manolis

    is there any quick recipe for salad dressing full of protein?

  2. Liz Avatar
    Liz

    Looks great, but could you make this recipe pinnacle with Pinterest? Thank you!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Hi Liz- The pinterest plugin broke for 48 hours but has been restored! We were waiting for the developer to fix it. All set now! Sorry about that!! https://pinterest.com/thelemonbowl

  3. Greg Avatar
    Greg

    Just a question. Can I use this in a stirfry or as a marinade for chickent?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      YES! Great idea!

  4. Linda Gosling Avatar
    Linda Gosling

    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!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m happy you found this Linda! I have TONS of other salad dressings you should check out! https://thelemonbowl.com/salad/

  5. Amy Avatar
    Amy

    Delicious! This will become one of my “regular” recipes! Truly transforms a dull salad into a winner!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad you like it Amy!

  6. Beth Avatar
    Beth

    This sounds delicious and I plan to make it right away. How do you think avocado oil would work? That’s what I have on hand.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes that would be great!

  7. Cyndi Avatar
    Cyndi

    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!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad you like it Cyndi!

  8. Carolyn Burke Avatar
    Carolyn Burke

    This is so delicious and very easy to make. Thank you so much for posting.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So glad you enjoyed!

    2. Melissa Avatar
      Melissa

      Is the nutrition facts for 1 serving or 6?

      1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
        Liz DellaCroce

        It’s for 1 serving. If you’re looking to cut calories, half the olive oil in the recipe.

  9. Kirsten Stevens Avatar
    Kirsten Stevens

    How long would this last in the fridge if made a head of time?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      At least 4-5 days!

  10. Laura Avatar
    Laura

    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.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so happy you love it Laura!!! What a great idea to keep it posted near your fridge!

  11. LIDya Avatar
    LIDya

    Hey there, just wondering can you replace the lemon juice with apple cider vinegar?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I wouldn’t do that as the apple cider vinegar would be too strong. I would use rice vinegar and use half the amount of lemon juice and add from there to taste. :)

  12. Dianne Avatar
    Dianne

    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 ; )

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Awww I’m with my mom right now and just shared your note with her!! So glad you found it! I have tons of salad dressing recipes – be sure to check them out!

  13. Laura Avatar
    Laura

    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. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!! I need to make it again!

      1. Laura Avatar
        Laura

        I will be making it often, I have shared with my sister who I think will love it too ++++ I shared it on Twitter so you know I’m a fan..LOL!

  14. Neelam Sablom Avatar
    Neelam Sablom

    its such a simple delicious looking recipe…but do i use simple olive oil or Extra virgin olive oil..pls let me now

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I would use extra virgin! Enjoy!

  15. Kori Avatar
    Kori

    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!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      YES! I’m such a lemon everything person haha!! xo

  16. Joanne Bruno Avatar
    Joanne Bruno

    Honey mustard vinaigrette is my go-to salad dressing of choice when I’m ordering out! And to think I’ve never made it at home…SHAME ON ME. That’s changing NOW.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Girl that needs to change now!

  17. Serena (Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch) Avatar
    Serena (Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch)

    Homemade Dressings the best!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I completely agree friend!

  18. Megan @ MegUnprocessed.com Avatar
    Megan @ MegUnprocessed.com

    I love this recipe! Can’t wait to try the dressing. Homemade dressings are so much healthier for you! i

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I totally agree Megan! Thank you!

  19. Tina Marie Avatar
    Tina Marie

    This is my favorite dressing to make. I love to use it on Salads, but I also use it as a marinate for chicken prior to grilling – It’s so good!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So good and easy right?

  20. Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It Avatar
    Marina @ A Dancer’s Live-It

    Liz this looks awesome! I’m a HUGE fan of anything honey mustard and I already have all of these ingredients. Winning. My salad today is gonna be EPIC! :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am a mustard addict myself!! :)

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