Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing is easy to make and so full of flavor! Why buy store bought dressing when you can whip up this delicious alternative in minutes! 

Perfectly paired over a cold, crisp tossed salad or as a dip for freshly cut raw veggies or even a marinade for meat like pork tenderloin or Easy Grilled Chicken Breast, this honey mustard salad dressing is a keeper!

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Honey Mustard Ingredients

It starts with MUSTARD (Of Course)…

There are dozens of different kinds of mustard! Classic yellow mustard is great on a hot dog while a Chinese mustard pairs well with pork spare ribs. This honey mustard dressing recipe calls for a grainy Dijon mustard (regular dijon is great too) that complements crisp greens and even can be used as a marinade on dishes like oven baked chicken breasts!

The main ingredients in this honey mustard dressing all play an important part in developing the overall flavor and tangy taste of this salad dressing. (This honey mustard dressing is dairy free).

  • The honey will temper the bold flavor of the mustard.
  • A clove of minced garlic gives it just the right amount of savory depth. If you’d like a milder flavor, replace fresh garlic with garlic powder.
  • Mayonnaise is an excellent thickener and will help keep the flavors balanced.
  • A splash of lemon juice will maintain just the right amount of tartness.

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How To Make Honey Mustard Dressing

No fancy equipment or appliances needed here! For the home chef, this honey mustard dressing is quick and easy to make and tastes great!

Simply combine the ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. It is best to chill this dressing for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to blend

How Long Does Honey Mustard Dressing Last? Honey mustard salad dressing will about 10 days covered in the fridge. I make it in a mason jar with a pourable lid.

If you still have some left and won’t be able to use it up, it’s a great marinade for chicken. Pour it into a freezer bag with fresh chicken breasts (add a little bit of olive oil to stretch it out if needed) and refrigerate.

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Honey Mustard Dressing

This dressing is perfect over salads, used as a dip or even a marinade for your favorite meats! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
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  • 3 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice or cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • salt and pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. 
  • Serve over salads or use for dipping.
  • Refrigerate up to 10 days.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 164 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dressing
Cuisine American

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  1. This honey mustard dressing sounds wonderful! I do have a question about using it to marinade chicken. The recipe states, “Pour it into a freezer bag with fresh chicken breasts (add a little bit of olive oil to stretch it out if needed) and freeze.” Is this a typo or do you really need to freeze it? If it is to be refrigerated instead, how long does the chicken need to be marinated? Thank you so much for all of your WONDERFUL recipes!

    1. Hi Terri, thanks for catching that! I have revised the post to say refrigerate instead. Ideally, you would want to marinate the chicken for 2-4 hours but minimum 30 minutes works too!

  2. Had been making a creamy Greek feta dressing for the longest time & tried this for something different. EXCELLENT recipe! This is now my favorite!5 stars

  3. Holly. In your videos you use a spatula type to break down hamburger meat. Where can I buy is it on your web? What is it called? Susan

  4. Holly, Absolute top shelf honey mustard dressing. Bursting deliciously bright with flavor. Thank you.5 stars

    1. Thanks so much, Lawrence! So happy you enjoyed it. It is definitely a favorite in my house too!

  5. Your dressings are the absolute best! Always make the Balsamic but thought I’d try another one. I’ve got two favorites now! Thank you!!5 stars

  6. i have tried some of these, all are wonderful and not very time consuming.
    Thanks! looking forward to tomorrow~ :)5 stars