This healthier honey mustard dressing is simple to make and packed with flavor! Skip the storebought dressing and whip up this easy homemade version!

Honey Mustard Dressing in a cup next to salad
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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!

Tips for making your own honey mustard salad dressing

A little bit of mayonnaise helps emulsify the dressing so the oil and vinegar don’t separate. You can leave it out if you like, but you’ll need to shake the dressing just before using it, as it will separate over time. If you like a sweeter dressing, feel free to add a bit more honey.

How to Store Salad Dressing

You can store this in the fridge for up to 5 days, just be sure to keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. I like to keep it in a mason jar or a salad dressing shaker. Remember, if there is any separation, just shake or whisk it before serving.

Honey Mustard in a Jar

Substitution Ideas

If you’re vegan, you can use an egg-free mayonnaise brand like Just Mayo and use agave instead of honey. If you don’t have whole grain mustard, you can use Dijon instead.

Try this dressing over mixed greens, kale, shredded Brussels sprouts, or any other salad greens!

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Healthier Honey Mustard Dressing

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Skip the bottled salad dressing and make this healthier honey mustard dressing!. This recipe makes about 1/3 cup of salad dressing.


Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon 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.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 74

I actually couldn’t believe how easy this was. I’m usually not a fan of 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 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!


Salad dressing being poured on a salad

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