If you’re a fan of honey mustard salad dressing, get ready to savor this delightful, sweet, tangy concoction I whipped up in my kitchen just a few weeks ago. This homemade dressing surpasses any store-bought option I’ve ever tried and is incredibly simple to prepare.
Why I love this dressing?
This dressing holds a special place in my heart because of its simplicity and incredible taste. With just six basic ingredients – honey, olive oil, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, along with a dash of freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of salt– it has become my go-to choice for those evenings when cooking feels like a Herculean task, but I still crave a delicious and healthy meal.
On such nights, I usually make a simple kale salad topped with chopped pecans, drizzle it with a bit of honey mustard dressing, and pair it with a bowl of quinoa and a fried egg. It’s not fancy, but it’s super filling, nourishing, and tastes delicious.
Adjust This Recipe To Your Liking
I’m not one for overly sweet flavors, so when I crafted this recipe, I aimed for a honey mustard dressing that strikes a balance. Initially, I experimented with adding more mustard, but I found it overpowered the delicate sweetness of the honey, defeating the purpose of creating a honey mustard dressing. I found the perfect middle ground – not too sweet, not too spicy, just right. You could even call me the Goldilocks of honey mustard dressings! 😉 Of course, if you have a sweeter tooth, don’t hesitate to add more honey!
Most importantly, I highly encourage you to use Dijon mustard when making this dressing. Trust me; yellow French’s mustard won’t do this recipe justice. Personally, I love combining whole-grain Dijon mustard and regular Dijon mustard for the added texture and depth it brings to the dressing.
Anyway, go ahead and give this recipe a try! And if you do, please let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you!Print