Last Updated on 17th December 2021 by
Any kind of dressing or sauce is something you can make at home, and you can make it taste better than the store bought version, as long as you know the right ingredients and method. I’m going to show you a honey mustard salad dressing recipe you can make on your own and that tastes delicious.
The key to making sure this turns out great is to use fresh ingredients that are of the highest possible quality. Once you have put together this recipe for honey mustard salad dressing, you can use it on your salad, of course, as well as on chicken tenders and as a veggie dip.
Many people will dip their broccoli or carrots in honey mustard sauce for some extra flavour.
Honey Dijon Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe
Where I live, it can be difficult to find honey mustard on the shelf at the grocery store. I generally have to go without or learn to make it myself. So, when I learned how to make this healthy honey mustard salad dressing recipe, I was overjoyed at how tasty it turned out.
I didn’t have to buy any more at the store or go looking for it any longer. I could just make it at home whenever I wanted, and now I want to share that with you.
Honey Dijon Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe
- ¼ cup of Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp of honey, adding more if necessary
- ¼ cup of extra Virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp of extra Virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp of ground black pepper
- ¾ tsp of fine sea salt
- Use a whisk to mix together all of your ingredients in a bowl. Keep mixing until they are combined well.
- Store your honey mustard in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Your sauce should stay good for about 3 weeks.
This recipe for honey mustard salad dressing is very simple to make and you shouldn’t have any issues with it.
Low Calorie Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe
What to do if you love honey mustard dressing sauce but don’t like all the calories it gives you? Can you really make a low calorie version of this?
I’m going to show you some changes you can make to the recipe I gave you up above to produce what I consider a light honey mustard salad dressing recipe. This is great for people who are trying to cut their calories or to stick to a diet but who still want to enjoy some of the foods they’ve always loved.
I’m a big believer that even when you’re dieting you should still be able to enjoy what you eat.
The recipe I gave you above contains no mayonnaise, so it’s already a pretty low fat version of honey mustard. However, it might not be thick and creamy enough to match the honey mustard dressing you’re used to.
How do you get that lovely creamy texture to your honey mustard dressing without all the calories?
The answer is simple- you can simply use the recipe above and add in half a cup of Greek yogurt. I recommend using plain Greek yogurt for this so that you don’t affect the flavour of the honey mustard sauce. You get the creaminess of mayonnaise without all the calories.
Check the fat content of the Greek yogurt. Any percentage will be fine, but it’s up to you what level of fat content you’re Okay with, especially if you want this to be a low fat, low calorie chicken salad with honey mustard dressing recipe.
Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe
There are other substitutions and changes you can make to the basic honey mustard recipe I’ve given you above. I want to share one with you that uses bacon, as it changes up the recipe just slightly for something quite different.
I think you’ll like the different textures and flavours this one offers and how it’s definitely different from classic honey mustard sauce but still has a lot of the same notes. It’s a great alternative that you may want to use on different kinds of things.
Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Salad Dressing
- 2 cups of honey Dijon mustard
- ½ cup of sugar
- 4 diced bacon strips
- ⅓ cup of orange juice
- ¼ cup of honey
- ¼ cup of ground mustard
- 1 tbsp of apple cider
- For this honey mustard salad dressing chicken recipe, start by cooking the bacon. Cook it in a skillet without adding any oil, as it will cook in its own grease. That grease is important for this recipe, so don't toss it out.
- Take 3 tablespoons of the bacon grease drippings and add all of the rest of your ingredients except honey to it. Mix together thoroughly with the whisk until combined.
- Take your sauce mixture and cook it on the stove until it starts to boil. Then, turn off the heat and add the honey and diced bacon to it. This can be served either warm or cold.
Outback Steakhouse Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe
Outback Steakhouse is famous for their honey mustard chicken tenders, and if you want to make the honey mustard sauce for yourself, it’s not difficult at all. How their sauce was made used to be quite a secret, but it’s all out in the open now. It’s easy to make this at home with just a few ingredients and a little prep work.
All you need is a cup and a half of mayonnaise, half a cup of honey, and 1/4 cup of Dijon mustard. What makes it so good is how rich and thick it is. Mix together all of your ingredients in a bowl and combine well. Then, let it set for two hours or more before serving.
Make sure using the right mustard for this, which is Gey Poupon mustard. If you’re not using the right mustard, you won’t get the right flavour.
There are many other kinds of honey mustard you could make as well, but I hope these recipes that I shared with you will be to your liking. You can make honey mustard vinaigrette salad dressing recipe and ones that are sweeter or spicier than what I’ve listed here.
Next time, skip the grocery store when you need honey mustard sauce and make your own. It’s so much more rewarding to cover homemade chicken tenders with homemade honey mustard sauce, tailored especially to your liking.
I'm Pauline, a retired patisserie chef, mother of four and now a full time food blogger! When i'm not cooking i love long walks, reading thriller novels and spending time with my grandkids. Head to my about me page to learn more about the woman behind the food! You can find my Facebook here