This easy homemade honey dijon dressing is the perfect sweet and tangy topping for salads, or as a dip for chicken tenders!
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Honey dijon dressing is my all-time favorite. I love the sweet and tangy flavor and I think it goes really well on a wide variety of salads and even as a dip for chicken tenders.
I love to make my own sauces and salad dressings since it gives me complete control of the ingredients, taste, and consistency. If you are into homemade dressings as well, then be sure to check out my Thai Peanut Dressing, Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing, or Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Plain Greek Yogurt or mayonnaise. If you decide to use mayonnaise in place of the yogurt, you may need to increase the vinegar by 1-2 teaspoons.
- Dijon Mustard or any mustard variety that you like.
- Apple Cider Vinegar works best, but you can also use white vinegar in a pinch.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Honey Dijon Salad Dressing
Making your own dressings can seem intimidating if you have never done it before. But you will be shocked at just how easy it is!
All you have to do is whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl until it is smooth and creamy. That's it!!
Tip: Skip the bowl and the whisk and mix your dressing in a shaker bottle (affiliate) It mixes perfectly and then you can store it in the bottle which is perfect for pouring!
Honey dijon salad dressing is super easy to change up. Here are some of my favorite variations:
- Spicy - Use hot mustard, and/or add ground cayenne to taste.
- Low Carb - Use mayonnaise instead of yogurt and swap the honey with sugar-free maple syrup. The flavor will be different, but still delicious!
- Use different mustard and/or vinegar combos - Use yellow mustard, spicy mustard, whole grain mustard, or any other variety that you like. I also like to use white wine or rice wine vinegar.
If honey dijon is your thing, then you will love this Maple Dijon Chicken Breast!
You don't need much in the way of equipment for making homemade dressing. All you need is measuring cups and spoons, a medium bowl, a wire whisk, and some type of storage container with a lid if you don't plan on using all of the dressing at once.
Be sure to see my tip about using a shaker bottle!
How to store homemade salad dressing
This dressing will keep in the fridge for at least a week. Store it in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
I don't recommend freezing this dressing.
Yes, this honey dijon dressing is a great marinade for chicken breast or thighs. Allow the chicken to marinate in the dressing, in the refrigerator for 2-5 hours before cooking.
I really don't like to label food as healthy or unhealthy since everyone has different definitions of the word and different dietary preferences. But, overall I would say that this honey mustard is very healthy as it is low in fat and calories and made from 'clean' ingredients.
This honey dijon dressing is great drizzled over roasted vegetables (like potatoes, brussels sprouts, or carrots) or as a dipping sauce for things like chicken tenders, soft pretzels, or chicken wings (I usually reduce the vinegar by half and/or use mayo in place of the yogurt when to make a thicker dip)
Skip the bowl and the whisk and mix your salad dressing in a shaker bottle (affiliate) It mixes perfectly and then you can store it in the bottle which is perfect for pouring!
Honey Dijon Salad Dressing or Dip
- Small Bowl
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- wire whisk
- Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Enjoy Immediately or store in the fridge for later.
Be sure to read the entire post for tips, tricks, and help troubleshooting.
The nutrition information listed here is only an estimate and is simply provided as a courtesy. It nor any other information within this post should constitute medical or nutritional advice. Be sure to read all packaging and ingredient labels for potential allergens. Optional ingredients are not included unless otherwise specified.