Just four ingredients are all that you require to make my Honey and Dijon Mustard Salad Dressing. This easy condiment takes just minutes to prepare and will transform simple salad ingredients into a special side dish or meal.
Why we love this recipe:
A salad dressing can make or break a salad. This is one of my favourites – I make it frequently and friends or family often ask for the recipe.
I love the Honey and Dijon Mustard Dressing because it:
- Is easily made from store cupboard ingredients.
- Contains all natural ingredients, no unnecessary additives.
- Is superior in taste to store bought dressings.
- Can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Is gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free. Easily made vegan by swapping honey to maple syrup.
Ingredients in this recipe:
Please see the recipe card further along in the post for exact quantities of ingredients and the full method.
Apple Cider Vinegar – the acidic element.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – adds flavour and makes a silky dressing.
Honey – for a touch of sweetness to balance flavours. Use maple syrup to make it vegan.
Dijon mustard – adds flavour and subtle spice, whilst helping emulsify the dressing. If necessary, check that the brand you use is gluten-free or vegan.
Step by Step Instructions:
It doesn’t get much easier!
- Add your ingredients to a mason jar or bottle and shake well to thoroughly combine them.
- Keep the dressing in a sealed jar or bottle in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Tips for Success and FAQs:
For the best salad dressing, use good quality ingredients. I like to use extra virgin olive oil for its nutritional benefits and flavour.
To obtain the best nutritional benefits, choose raw, unfiltered vinegar.
Store it in the fridge in a mason jar or bottle for up to two weeks. Shake or stir well before use.
Over time in the fridge, the olive oil will become cloudy and eventually solidify. This in no way affects the quality. Just remove the dressing from the fridge for a short time to allow it to come to room temperature. If you need to use the dressing and you haven’t remembered to do that, just place the jar in a bowl of warm (not hot) water for a few minutes.
I have not listed salt and pepper as ingredients for the dressing. My personal preference is to season the salad, not the dressing. As an example, one salad may have saltier ingredients than another, and that way I can control the amount of seasoning I add. If it is already in the dressing, I am unable to do this.
More delicious recipes for you to try:
My simple Honey and Dijon Mustard Dressing is so good with so many salads.
Here are some salad recipes that you can use this dressing with. Adjust the amount of dressing used to your liking:
- Rocket and Pear Salad
- Tomato and Onion Salad
- Radish, Feta and Cucumber Salad
- Chargrilled Asparagus with Feta and Mint
This delicious Honey Mustard Dressing is perfect to have on hand. As well as being perfect for salads, it also works well with many vegetable dishes such as green beans, baby potatoes or roasted broccoli and cauliflower.
Let me know in the comments below when you have given it a try!
Honey and Dijon Mustard Salad Dressing
For accuracy, when weights are provided, we recommend weighing your ingredients. This will produce the best results.
- ⅔ cup (160 ml) extra virgin olive oil See Note 1
- ⅓ cup (80 ml) apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon honey See Note 2
- 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Add all ingredients to a mason jar or bottle.
- Shake until well combined, and the dressing has emulsified.
- For the best flavour, use a good quality extra virgin olive oil.
- In Australia, the tablespoon is 20 ml or 4 teaspoons. In many other countries, the tablespoon is 15 ml or 3 teaspoons. Please adjust the measurement if necessary.
- I prefer to season the salad, rather than the dressing. That way, I can control the amount of salt and pepper used in each dish.
- Please note, the nutritional information is based on the entire recipe. The nutritional information is an estimate only.
The nutritional information is an estimate only, and is derived from online calculators. For accurate results, we recommend calculating the nutritional information based on the ingredients and brands you use.