Healthier Honey Mustard Dressing

I tend to be pretty picky when it comes to salad dressings. I have a few bottled favorites that are my go-to but a lot of what you find at the grocery store is full of all sorts of chemicals and preservatives. The funny part is, making your own salad dressing is SO EASY. Like ridiculously easy. This honey mustard dressing can be made in just a few minutes and you probably have all the ingredients on hand already!

Skip the bottled salad dressing and make this healthier honey mustard dressing!

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe


Healthier Honey Mustard Dressing

5 from 8 reviews

Makes about 1/3 cup of salad dressing

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Salad Dressing


  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Whisk all ingredients together until combined, or add them all to a mason jar, seal, and shake vigorously until everything is combined.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

I actually couldn’t believe how easy this was. I’m usually anti-mayonnaise but just a tiny bit in this dressing helps make it creamy. I used the “Just Mayo” brand so there’s no dairy or eggs in it, in case that’s something you’re avoiding. Most of the fat in this recipe comes from the olive oil so it’s a much healthier fat! And I love the flavor of the apple cider vinegar in here. Nothing like a little dose of probiotics to give your salad dressing a boost!


Skip the bottled salad dressing and make this healthier honey mustard dressing!

 Why grab the store-bought kind when making your own is so easy?

Skip the bottled salad dressing and make this healthier honey mustard dressing!

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Skip the bottled salad dressing and make this healthier honey mustard dressing!


  1. I never thought of adding mayonnaise to a vinaigrette to make it creamy. I love making my own dressings but I’m so unimaginative, this looks yummy.

  2. I love this recipe! I’m going to try it with egg-free mayo and see how it turns out!

  3. Ohh, This sounds YUMMO! I am packing my lunch now and I am always bringing salad, this will be perfect!!

  4. This is awesome! I’m super picky about pre-bottled dressings, and would much rather make my own. I love honey mustard!

  5. I love honey mustard and this healthier way to make it. Thanks.

  6. Honey mustard is just my favorite!

  7. Wow, this does sound good. I’ve been all about making my own salad dressings lately.

  8. This looks great! I love making homemade dressings – they’re way simpler than I imagine them to be, plus they always taste so much better. My fav to make at home is a creamy citrus dressing.

  9. This looks awesome Liz! I love honey mustard dressing, but not all the sugar it usually is packed with. Pinned!

  10. This salad dressing looks so good! I am trying it pretty soon! 🙂

  11. This girl LOVES herself some MUSTARD! 🙂

  12. I think I am one of 3 people in the U.S. the doesn’t have a bevy of bottled salad dressings in her refrigerator. I always make my own — and this one looks absolutely fabulous. I love whole grain mustard in dressings.

  13. Homemade salad dressings are THE MOST. I have to admit that I never thought of adding mayo to my usual mustard vinaigrette, so I’ll definitely be giving that a try.

  14. I love to make my own dressing as well! Honey mustard is delicious

  15. I’m a huge fan of honey mustard dressing but usually just grab the stuff off the shelf for convenience. Now I know how easy it is, I can start making and storing it at home!

  16. I tried it with maple syrup and it’s great that way too!

  17. Totally trying this dressing out!! I love honey mustard

  18. Love opting for homemade dressings over store bought! So much healthier with less wacky ingredients!

  19. Confession: I”m the weird vegetarian who doesn’t like salad and at that neither store bought nor homemade dressings. Nonetheless, I’m amazed by the creativity people like you put into their creations. As in figuring out how a tiny amount of something like mayonnaise takes things up a notch.

  20. I am always on the look out for salad dressing recipes, this one looks great, I will be trying it next time I make salad.

  21. Wow, you must have read my mind! Ive been craving a honey mustard dressing the past two days for no reason! I think honey mustard or honey balsamic are my favorites!

  22. Oh, man do I need this recipe! Honey mustard dressing is my jam! But I never get it because it’s usually not that good for me.

  23. Simple, delicious and so versatile! I love it. I make a similar one but don’t add the mayo but I have some vegan mayo I rarely use so I’ll have to try it.

  24. And salad dressing seems like it would be so hard to make. This recipe is quick and easy. I’m keeping this on hand and ditching the store bought variety.

  25. i am so with you. store bought salad dressings are not my thing either. i have a mason jar that i keep on hand with homemade salad dressing. i start with basic vinaigrette and depending on what im in mood for, i switch things up.

  26. Ooh, yummy! I saw this on your Instagram page, and simply had to write down the recipe! Definitely a healthier salad dressing 🙂

  27. Ooh I love honey mustard; we should make this for a salad!

  28. Homemade is the best! Honey mustard is one of my favorite salad dressings!

  29. Salad dressing really is so easy to make. I stopped buying it as much a few years ago. Your version of this sounds so tasty!

  30. I love honey mustard dressing. This looks like a nice healthy one too.

  31. I feel the same way about about store-bought dressings and I’ve tried to make my old honey mustard before…but what I was missing was the dash of mayo! Thanks for making it so easy.

  32. This recipe sounds wonderful, I will try it tonight on my fresh spinach salad. Happy weekend!

  33. I love honey mustard dressing and yours sounds so fresh and tangy I can hardly wait to try it. It is so much better to make your own, I totally agree with you! Pinned

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