Honey Mustard Dressing: the effortless recipe for a healthy, versatile salad dressing

Total time: 10 Min
Difficulty: Low
Entra nel nuovo canale WhatsApp di Cookist Wow
By Cookist
Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup
Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup
Dijon mustard
1/4 cup
3 to 4 tbsp
Lemon juice
2 tbsp
Apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp
Garlic, minced
1 clove
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Honey mustard dressing is the easy, healthy salad dressing you'll make over and over again. Sweet, tangy, with a subtle kick (thanks to the Dijon mustard), homemade honey mustard dressing helps brighten up your favorite salads and veggie dishes, but it's thick and creamy enough for you to use as a dipping sauce for fries, chicken tenders, potato wedges, fish goujons – you name it!

This delicious dressing gets its creamy texture from Greek yogurt, so it tastes richer than dressings made with sour cream or mayonnaise, but with fewer calories and more protein to boot. Homemade honey mustard dressing is effortless to prepare and tastes amazing. Don't be surprised if it becomes your new favorite dressing!

How to Make Honey Mustard Dressing

There are only three steps to making the best honey mustard dressing you'll ever taste. First, gather your ingredients. Next up, put them all in a large bowl. Finally, take your whisk and beat the ingredients until everything is well-combined and smooth. Making healthy homemade honey mustard dressing is that easy! It's a perfect excuse to always have some on hand.

Tips for the Best Honey Mustard Dressing

– Taste the dressing once you've combined all the ingredients. If it needs tweaking, for instance, if it's too tart or too sweet, make the necessary adjustments.

– If you don't have apple cider vinegar on hand or simply prefer to leave it out, add an extra tablespoon or two of lemon juice.

– Make a dairy-free version by using plant-based non-dairy yogurt instead of Greek yogurt. If you're on a vegan diet, use agave nectar instead of honey. It'll give you a similar sweetness but is completely vegan.

– For anyone on a low-carb or keto diet, you'll need to use sweetener instead of honey.

– If you don't have any Greek yogurt, mix some sour cream or mayonnaise with the other ingredients, otherwise you can make homemade Greek yogurt on your own.

How to Use Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

One of the reasons homemade honey mustard dressing is so popular is because it goes with so many dishes. Of course, you can use it on all sorts of salads, but it's amazing on sandwiches (think grilled chicken or roasted vegetable), drizzled over roasted vegetables like carrots, broccoli, and even potatoes, or to jazz up your avocado bowl. Use it as a dip for chopped crudites or French fries.

How to Store Honey Mustard Dressing

Transfer your honey mustard dressing to an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. It'll last up to 2 weeks.


Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Whisk until smooth.

Use immediately or store for later use.


Only use fresh lemon juice to make your honey mustard dressing. There's a massive difference in flavor compared to bottled lemon juice.

Every dish has a story
Find out more on Cookist social networks
api url views