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Just Right – Sweet & Tangy Honey Mustard Dressing

Just Right…..

honey mustardI just got back from a walk with the kids and it is just gorgeous out! There is a little bit of a breeze, but we are supposed to reach around 71 degrees (f) today. After all the snow and rain this really has me ready for summer. Even though I eat salad all year long the produce is finally starting to look healthy again, the Farmer’s Market it getting ready to open, and eating fresh is going to be so much easier. Even the birds are feeling it. They are running around our deck trying to take baths in what little rain water is left in my ceramic flower pots that will soon be overflowing with beautiful colors!

honey mustard2I ran out of salad dressing the other day and luckily I had all the ingredients in my pantry that I needed to make my own. I am a bleu cheese dressing lover from way back, but recently I started enjoying honey mustard dressing again because I was able to find a brand that had very few ingredients. But even that brand had to have preservatives to keep it shelf stable. I honestly don’t think I will ever buy honey mustard dressing again. It is so easy to make and it only takes 5 ingredients. I bet you have all of them in your kitchen right now!

I can’t say that my dressing is lower calorie than any other dressing, or that it has superior nutrition, but I can say that it is basic, it is clean, and it is preservative free. The only thing I don’t like is that I had to use vegetable oil in it, but I used very little. I just happened to not have any olive oil on hand due to my obsession using it as a skin moisturizer.

honey mustard3I made this to be a salad dressing, but if you leave the oil out it can absolutely be a dipping sauce. I know that most dressings are 1-2 Tablespoons for a serving, but this spreads out so well, and is so full of flavor, that I have found that 2 teaspoons for a dinner salad is sufficient. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but with this stuff a little bit goes a long way. I had to play around with the ingredients a bit to make it just right, but the sweet and tang ratio is now superb. I hope that you find this salad dressing as amazing as I do, and look forward to seeing more salad dressings over the summer! Until then, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

What is your favorite type of salad dressing?

Sweet & Tangy Honey Mustard Dressing

By Angie Gouchenour

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9 Servings


4 Tablespoons Dijon mustard

3 Tablespoons honey

2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 Tablespoon oil (I used vegetable)

Pinch of sea salt


Place the mustard, honey, vinegar, oil, and salt in a jar

Close tightly with a lid

Shake until thoroughly combined

Store in the refrigerator

2 teaspoons 45 calories

Modified from Alton Brown


18 thoughts on “Just Right – Sweet & Tangy Honey Mustard Dressing

  1. Thank you! This will be a new one to try. I can’t tolerate any store-bought dressing. There’s always some weird undertone I can’t identify! I have two favorites you might perfect (since I don’t have the proportions). 1) lemon/soy/olive oil that is awesome when I get it right, and 2) and interesting old one was garlic/ginger/sunflower seed – the seeds were blended with the other ingredients so that it looked a bit creamy. (Can’t find either original recipe.) I’ll be following your salad concoctions!!! 🙂

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  2. I love sweet blue dragon chilly sauce and would love to make my own, but have tried and… Burnt my mouth, stung my eyes and once made myself heave, So I will buy the sauce until I find a way. Sausages dipped in honey mustard dressing are heavenly. Try your recipe with quorn sausages cut into bite sized pieces and stabbed with cocktail sticks ready to dip. *slurp*, .

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      1. haha I just looked at the ingredients (I believe it’s a UK brand?) The ingredient list makes me want to cry lol Now I feel like I’m on a mission. I don’t have any red chili on hand, but I will put this on my list of recreations. 😉

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  3. OMG this looks so amazing! I am totally going to make this tonight and put it in a salad! It could even be great for chicken as well I think! And ACV has so many amazing health benefits, I would love it if you would check out my post bout ACV and the health benefits! I totally would love to link you delicious recipe in there too, there are so many more ways to get the health benefits than just by drinking it in tea or by itself! http://youngfitnfabulous.com/2014/07/25/apple-cider-vinegar-your-sexy-new-best-friend/

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it would be amazing for chicken! I agree with you about ACV. I am always recommending it to the girls that I coach. I will absolutely check out your post. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

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  4. that dressing will be on my special guest menu(LOL including myself-it’s look divine -can’t wait to honor this recipe with garden fresh veggies!
    tks for caring my all our senses!

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