This Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing is super easy and ready in only five minutes. This dressing is great to incorporate into salads, wraps, veggies or as a marinade for meat!
It is definitely not a secret by now that I am a massive fan of homemade dressings and spices. More often that not I only want/need a small amount for a recipe and hate buying a massive bottle at the grocery store. Enter this super easy dressing that yields about ½ cup and uses basic pantry ingredients.
I love how simple (ready in only five minutes, hello) and delicious this Easy Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing recipe is, and all the ways it can be used. Personally, I love to use this honey mustard vinaigrette in salads, wraps, over top of veggies, or as a marinade for meats. I hope you love this homemade vinaigrette dressing and find a variety of uses for it in the kitchen! Although, if you need ideas I have included some great recipes to try the dressing out in.
- Olive Oil: I like to use plain regular olive oil and not extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil has a bolder flavor and will come trough more, but if that is all you have it will still work fine.
- Honey: If the dressing isn't sweet enough for you with just honey, you can use a small about of white sugar in addition. I add a tiny pinch at a time and taste as I go if I want to Honey Dijon Dressing to be on the sweeter side.
Why You'll LOVE This!
Super Simple: Little Prep Work & No Cooking Needed
Ready Fast in Only 5 Minutes
Versatile: Works Great with a Variety of Recipes or as a Marinade
- Measure out all dressing ingredients.
- Combine all ingredients in a mason jar (with a lid) or medium prep bowl.
- If using a mason jar secure the lid and shake the dressing until combined. If using the bowl method, use a whisk or fork to whisk the vinaigrette together until combine.
- Serve honey mustard vinaigrette with recipe of choice immediately, or store in the fridge.
Dressing Storage Instructions
This honey mustard vinaigrette dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. When ready to use the dressing make sure to give it a good shake/stir to incorporate the ingredients together. This is why I love using a mason jar for this homemade dressing, because it can be made then stored all in the same container.
The vast majority of store-bought salad dressing are not that great for you. They are loaded with unnecessary fats, sugars a lot of preservatives. This is why I prefer to make my own from scratch because I can better control what goes in. Homemade dressing are more often a better for you alternative.
There is a difference in color with regular mustard being bright yellow and Dijon being more pale. Also, the texture of Dijon is creamier than regular yellow mustard. The taste of each is also different with Dijon being spicier.
I love using this homemade vinaigrette dressing for a variety of different recipes. I find that the best way to use this dressing is in salads, wraps, with veggies or as a marinade for meats (it works bomb with chicken and pork). These are just a few awesome recipes to try that use or can be used with this honey mustard vinaigrette.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
A Small Mason Jar with a Lid: Personally, I love using a mason jar for this homemade vinaigrette dressing recipe. I love that I can combine, prepare and store the dressing all in one jar.
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Easy Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing
- ⅓ Cup Olive Oil
- 3 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 3 tablespoon Honey
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- Measure out all ingredients then Combine in a small mason jar. Secure the lid tightly and shake to combine. Serve immediately with recipe of choice or store in the fridge.
- Leftover Storage: Store leftover dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. When ready to enjoy make sure to shake it first to combine ingredients.
- Alternate Preparation: If you do not have a mason jar, you can combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
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Sol quick and SO GOOD!! Thanks!
Thank you glad you liked it!
Made this dressing tonight and it was delicious. We added it to our chicken salad and saved the rest to dip our chicken in. Yummo!
Sounds like a great combo!
I had a simple side salad of spring mix and house made vinaigrette in a restaurant and could have made a meal of just that simple light refreshing salad. In my mind I could still “taste” what I was looking for in a simple vinaigrette and this recipe knocked it out of the park. It isn’t exactly the same, I think that particular restaurant used a little lemon juice and possibly a champagne vinegar but the notes and balance of your dressing is spot on. I have a feeling I could substitute those two ingredients for the apple cider vinegar and it would be an exact duplicate. Thank you so much for this recipe.
Glad this dressing paired great with your salad! Sounds perfect!
Never going back to store bought again. This recipe is so tasty, inexpensive to make, and it doesn't make me feel guilty like those creamy dressings do. I'm sharing with all my friends!
SAME! Ditched the store stuff a long time ago!
Absolutely, a favorite!!!! Love it.
Sounds absolutely delicious, and I appreciate your sharing this!
Good recipe and a snap to make. We used it to dress a salad of mixed greens, sweet radishes, feta cheese, and Evercrisp apple thin pieces.
Suggestion: Add honey to vinegar in jar first and stir to dissolve honey, including reside on measuring spoon. Then add other ingredients to the (honeyed) vinegar in the jar.
Great tip! Glad you liked it!
This was my first time making salad dressing that wasn’t ranch & oh my goodness am I ever glad I tried this recipe! It’s so quick & easy to throw together & it tastes amazing! I think I actually prefer this dressing over my ranch & I’ve been a ranch lover since birth.
Glad you loved it! I'm also a ranch lover! But this one always hits!