An easy honey mustard dressing for salads. It’s sweet, with a bit of a tang and a touch of Dijon mustard flavour.
Simply add the 4 store-cupboard ingredients to a jar, along with a pinch of salt and pepper, shake and serve.

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My go-to recipe for a quick salad dressing that works on all kinds of salads.

πŸ“‹ What do we need?

**Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.**

  • Olive oil for the base of the dressing – this will help the dressing coat the salad leaves.
    You can use regular or extra virgin, depending on what flavour you prefer. Regular olive oil tends to have a more of a neutral flavour, whereas extra virgin often has a more complex, grassier flavour. If you want the flavour of the honey and mustard to really shine, i’d recommend going with regular olive oil.
  • White wine vinegar for a little bit of tanginess – and to cut through the sweetness of the honey
  • Honey for that lovely sweetness that complements mustard so well
  • Dijon mustard – Dijon has a milder taste than English mustard, with no heat, but you replace with English mustard if you prefer. If you do, add a little at a time until you get the flavour you want, as it can be a little over-powering.
    If you wanted to pep up your dressing even more, you can add in a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard as well as the Dijon mustard.
  • Salt and pepper – just go with a pinch of each at first, but add a little more if you think it needs it.

πŸ”ͺ Watch how to make it.

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honey mustard salad dressing being poured off a black spoon onto a bowl of salad.

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5 from 2 votes

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

An easy honey mustard dressing for salads – simply add the 4 store-cupboard ingredients to a jar, along with a pinch of salt and pepper, shake and serve.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 15 tbsp
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American, British


  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
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  • Place all of the ingredients into a small bowl or jar.
    60 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil, 2 tsp white wine vinegar, 3 tbsp honey, 2 tsp Dijon mustard, pinch salt, pinch black pepper
  • Whisk together until combined. If using a jar, place the lid on firmly and shake until the ingredients are combined.



Can I make it ahead?
Yes – make the dressing and store in an airtight jar. Store at room temperature for up to a day, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Take out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving, to allow it to come up to room temperature, and give the jar a shake before serving.
Nutritional information is approximate per tablespoon of dressing.


Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Sabs says:

    5 stars
    Lovely and light, even my friend who hates mustard and vinegar loved it so a real winner.

  2. Eleanor says:

    5 stars
    Simple, but delicious homemade salad dressing, so much nicer than store boughtπŸ˜‹