Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing is incredibly easy to make, tastes delicious, and you probably already have these 4 simple ingredients on hand!
Honey mustard is my favorite salad dressing. Hands down. I seriously find myself wondering how I didn’t know about this deliciousness until I was an adult. When I was a kid I used to dip my chicken nuggets in ketchup or honey when I could have been having honey mustard sauce. *sigh* But now I’ve seen the light, and you guys…this might be the easiest recipe on the planet.
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Ready for this? Here’s how hard this recipe is:
How to Make Honey Mustard
- Put mayo, mustard, honey, and lemon juice in a bowl. Whisk until combined and smooth.
DONE! That’s it. You’ll never go back to the store bought stuff again once you try this salad dressing.
It’s worth noting the honey mustard dressing calories run about the same per 2 tablespoons in this recipe than the store-bought options, about 140 calories. However, you can lower than number that by using light mayo. I think my favorite thing about this honey mustard dressing recipe is that you can tweak it to your taste. If you like a mustard forward flavor, add another 1 teaspoon at a time until you get what you like. Prefer things a little sweeter, add some extra honey. It’s really that simple to have the perfect honey mustard salad dressing.
While homemade honey mustard is great on a salad, it’s also perfect for all kinds of other cooking applications! Spread some on your salmon and top with french fried onions before baking. Slather it on a burger bun or some toast instead of mayo for an amazing chicken sandwich. Drizzle some honey mustard over ham and provolone on a pretzel bun. (You can thank me later for that last one.)
Seriously, stop buy this stuff at the store and whip it up at home. It takes 2 minutes to prepare and stays good in your fridge for at least a week. It could last longer, but our never gets that far.
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Honey Mustard Dressing
- 10 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 4 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- Add mayo, honey, mustard, and lemon juice to a small mixing bowl. Whisk until combined and smooth.
- Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use.
- If you don't have yellow mustard on had, Dijon will work fine too.
- Alt measurements: Mayo = 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp and honey = 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
How long will this keep in the fridge?
I’m testing it out right now. 🙂 It’s been 4 days and it’s still good.
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Yep, pretty much want to slather this on everything, a roast beef sandwich being number one on the list 🙂
That sounds like the best idea ever Amy!
How long will this recipe keep?
It’s been 4 days so far and it’s still good. I’ll be sure to update the recipe with a note when I’m done testing and get a shelf time.
Mary Lou says
What’s the calorie count please.
According to this website http://www.caloriecount.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php 56 calories per tablespoon.
Larry Partain says
Would this work as a dip for chicken tenders? I worked for a auto parts store 7 or 8 years back. It was located in strip mall and a bar/grill was in the same mall. I would eat there every Friday evening before heading home. They had the best chicken tenders with honey mustard dip and it was to die for!! I have tried to make it at home but just can’t get the taste like I want it.
Hi Larry! You could absolutely dip your chicken tenders in this dressing and it would be delicious! It’s not super thick like a ketchup , but it will coat the chicken nicely.
I had a certain brand Honey Mustard Dressing I love. This recipe as that flavor!! Thank you 🙂 Rather make it myself. I go through a lot of it.
Looking for a Melting Pot Version. Have you come across one? Thanks!!
Hi Ginger! I’ve not been to the Melting Pot so I’m not sure what style their honey mustard is. Sorry!
OMG, finally a decent Honey Mustard Recipe!!!!! Thank you so much. It’s absolutely delicious. I’m so happy you didn’t use the Dijon mustard and about 5 more ingredients that people usually use that I’m not a fan of. . Kind of like the old saying “Keep It Simple Stupid” .. LOL..it truly is scrumptious ? bread
Johnny Fleemans store brand is the best
Seems like a simple/easy recipe with very few ingredients. I don’t like mayo, but I do like creamy horseradish sauce, I’ll make that change and see how it turns out.
Julie Espy says
Creamy horseradish is a whole different monster Brooke! Mayo is a very common creamy dressing base ingredient. If you REALLY want to use something else for the base, you could try plain yogurt, sour cream, or miracle whip, but I would stay away from horseradish for this.