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Honey Dijon Dressing

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This honey dijon dressing is a tangy, delicious vinaigrette and can be used to top salads or roasted vegetables.

This dressing is even better than the store-bought version, it's a perfect blend of savory and sweet.

This dressing is naturally dairy-free and gluten-free.

Dijon mustard and honey dressing in a white bowl.

Why You'll Love this Dijon Dressing Recipe

This dressing is fabulous on green salads (The Easiest Green Salad or Christmas Salad), roasted vegetables (roasted Brussels sprouts), grain bowls (Vegan Buddha Bowl), or as a marinade for meat. It's so simple to make and keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

This recipe makes about 4 servings, but can easily be doubled or tripled if you'd like to make a larger batch. This recipe makes enough to serve with one large salad.

This dressing uses primarily pantry ingredients, so it's easy to pull together, but it still has complex flavors.

Olive oil, honey, lemon, salt, pepper, and dijon mustard.

Ingredients You'll Need

You don't need much to make this delicious dressing and what you do need is mostly pantry ingredients. You'll use:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey 
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

FAQs on Honey Mustard Dressing

What is honey mustard dressing made of? Honey mustard dressing is a combination of dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, an acid (like lemon juice or vinegar), salt, and pepper.

Is honey mustard dressing bad for you? Homemade honey mustard dressing is much better for you than the store-bought alternatives that may high in sugar and preservatives. When you make dressing at home you can control the fat and sugar content, making it a healthier choice.

What does honey mustard dressing taste like? Honey mustard dressing has both savory and sweet flavors. It is a blend of complex, warming flavors that has just a little bit of peppery bite.

Can you store honey mustard dressing in the refrigerator? Yes, you can store homemade honey mustard dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

What's the difference between regular mustard and dijon mustard? Dijon mustard has a slightly spicier, more complex taste than regular yellow mustard. Yellow mustard has a higher vinegar content and will have a stronger mustard flavor. Dijon mustard is lighter yellow than regular mustard and made with black mustard seeds while yellow mustard is made with either white or yellow mustard seeds and sometimes colored with turmeric.

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Tips for Making this Recipe

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Preparation Tips - Make sure to fully whisk together the ingredients to create an emulsification. The dressing will thicken up and the mustard and oil will be fully combined.

Specialty Ingredients - For this recipe you'll need dijon mustard, I like both the Inglehoffer traditional dijon or the Maille dijon.

Storing Tips - You can save this dressing in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. If it becomes too solidified in the refrigerator (the olive oil may thicken), leave it out on the counter for a few minutes before serving.

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Honey Dijon Dressing

Dijon mustard and honey dressing in a white bowl.

This delicious honey dijon dressing with lemon is amazing on salad.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, honey, kosher salt, and black pepper till it is emulsified. 
  2. Store the dressing in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

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