4 Ingredient Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

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This honey mustard salad dressing recipe is tangy, sweet, and is made with only the simplest ingredients. In five minutes or less you will have a delicious homemade honey mustard sauce that you can use as a salad dressing or drizzle it over grilled chicken for a punch of flavor.

4 ingredient honey mustard salad dressing in a jar

Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing is best

If you pick a random bottle of honey mustard salad dressing off the shelf at the store, it likely has things like:

  • soybean oil or other refined vegetable oils
  • sugar, high fructose corn syrup, or corn syrup
  • modified cornstarch
  • preservatives
  • artificial coloring

None of which is actually needed to make honey mustard at home. Combine the simpler ingredients with the minimal effort it takes to make it at home and you’ve got a no-brainer!

Related Post: 5 Reasons to Always Make Your Own Salad Dressing

Ingredients used to make this recipe

This honey mustard only requires four ingredients (no dairy, no mayo, nothing unnecessary). Here’s a little about each one along with some substitution ideas.

  • Olive oil or avocado oil – You get to choose what oil you make your dressings with. I prefer olive oil or avocado oil because of their health benefits and flavor.
  • Honey We love to use this kind for an extra boost of nutrients. For a vegan honey mustard, swap the honey for maple syrup. It’ll have a slightly different flavor but still will be delicious.
  • Mustard – We like Dijon or yellow mustard for this recipe, but a stone ground mustard would give a unique flavor if you like that sort of thing.
  • Salt – The salt will balance out the acidity and sweetness. We like using this kind because the trace minerals are still in the salt. It’s optional in this recipe, but I usually add a pinch.

tools used to make this recipe

  • Mason jar – My favorite way to make this recipe is to put all the ingredients in a jar and then shake until mixed. Mess free and easy clean up.
  • Measuring cups & spoons – We recently upgraded to these cups and spoons so the labels don’t wear off over time.
  • Salad bowl & tongs – When you put your salad together you can use any mixing bowl you have, or make it even more special with this wood bowl & tongs set on Amazon.

How to make Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

while mixing- honey mustard dressing - in white ramekin
honey mustard dressing in white ramekin all mixed

Making this recipe is so simple.

All you have to do is mix everything together.

The oil, mustard, and honey will combine and thicken in just a minute or two.

I like to mix it and store it in a mason jar to make my life easier.

How to use your homemade honey mustard dressing?

Now that you have a bottle of delicious homemade honey mustard salad dressing, you get to use however you like. Here are a few ideas:

  • Drizzle it on your salad (I’m loving it on salads with fresh apple right now)
  • Use it as a sauce for roasted veggies (like these honey mustard roasted brussels sprouts)
  • Brush it over your summer grilled chicken for a nice zing of flavor.
Honey mustard sauce poured on salad

Looking for more delicious homemade salad dressing recipes?

I’ve got a LOT of delicious homemade salad dressings on the blog. Here are just a few:

4 Ingredient Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

4 Ingredient Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Yield: one cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A simple and delicious sweet and tangy honey mustard salad dressing.


  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 6 Tablespoons mustard (use any mustard you like)
  • 8 Tablespoons (or 1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste.


  1. Mix honey and mustard together in your mason jar
  2. Pour the oil in a little at a time and stir to combine.
  3. Season with salt, to taste.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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  1. Let me say up front that I have never liked honey mustard dressing, but my husband loves it. I decided I wanted to fix grilled chicken sandwiches for dinner so I looked for a honey mustard recipe that was easy and required ingredients that I had on hand. By the way, I don’t care for Dijon mustard. I used yellow mustard, honey, I had bought at our local Amish store, and a mild olive oil from The Sacred Olive in Old Winter Garden Florida. I mixed, served, and stored the dressing in one jar that I had on hand for making pickled red onions, my son’s recipe. This honey mustard has won me over. I love it, not too tangy and not too sweet. Thank you for adding a new dressing to this old gal’s repertoire.

    1. Thanks Marsha! I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying this dressing. I’m curious about pickled red onions now…I might have to try them!

  2. How much does this recipe make by using the amounts that it requires? I guess you have to keep making this recipe until you make the amount for the container you are using. Let me know if you have a larger amount that fits a mason jar. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Pamila. Thanks for stopping by. This recipe makes one cup of salad dressing and fits in an 8oz mason jar. You can double the recipe if you want it to fit in a pint size jar. Hope that helps!

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