Honey Dijon Dressing

By Polly Conner
March 7, 2022

With only 5 simple ingredients, you can have this tangy, sweet honey dijon salad dressing ready to go!

Honey Dijon Dressing in a jar and being poured over a salad

I love homemade salad dressings.

They are just so easy to make and you can adjust them to taste JUST how you want them to. You not only save money by making them at home but you also save yourself from consuming all those added ingredients that come in store bought dressings.

What’s in Honey Dijon Dressing?

This recipe originally came my friend Molly. She credits a friend of hers for the recipe but I credit Molly since she was the one I snatched it from. The ingredients are quite simple. Here’s what you’ll need to have on hand:

  • Olive oil or avocado oil
  • Honey
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt

That’s it! Only 5 ingredients!

How to Make Honey Dijon Dressing

Are you ready for this COMPLICATED recipe? I tease. Check out just how easy it is to make this vinaigrette…

Honey dijon dressing in a jar

How to Serve This Vinaigrette

My favorite salad combo to add this dressing to is red leaf lettuce, apples, Craisins, feta cheese, and toasted almonds. (I didn’t have any feta on hand for the pic below, but it was still delicious!)

This dressing also goes great with spinach-based salads. You could also add some grilled chicken on top for a complete meal.

Homemade honey dijon dressing in a jar with a lid on.

How to Store Honey Dijon Dressing

After you make this salad dressing, store it in the fridge for up to two weeks. The olive oil will solidify a bit but just set it out at room temperature for 45 minutes or so before you want to use it and it will be back to normal.

You can also freeze it, if you won’t use it up in a few weeks. Place in an airtight container and leave a little headspace at the top for expansion. Freeze for up to 3-6 months!

Homemade honey dijon dressing on a salad

What Entrees Pair Well With a Salad Like This?

Here are some ideas of what to serve with your tasty salad:

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Honey Dijon Dressing

  • Author: Polly Conner
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup (or 6 servings) 1x
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A simple, tangy salad dressing that tops off sweet salads perfectly!


Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • pinch of salt (or more to taste)

Instructions

Put all ingredients into a mason jar and give it a good shake!


Notes

Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. The olive oil may solidify but just set it out at room temperature before serving to give it time to liquify again.

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31 replies
  1. Dolly says:

    My husband and I love this dressing so much I double the recipe every time I make it!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Chris says:

    This dressing is amazing! I made it tonight with roasted shrimp spinach salad and it was delicious. The only thing I did different was added a dash of garlic powder. Next time I will make a double batch. Thanks.

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  3. Teresa Moen says:

    Love this tangy dressing. I make double batches because it is so good I could drink it. I change nothing about the recipe even when I double it. I do insist on using real quality olive oil. Not what is sold in major super markets. It does make a difference. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  4. Gary says:

    I’ve made this several times. When I’m out of apple cider vinegar, I use 1 T sherry vinegar and 2 T white wine vinegar ceiygercway it’s the most perfectly balanced honey mustard vinegar I’ve ever tasted. Love it! By the way if you use a stick blender to blend it, it won’t separate for days.

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  5. Jean says:

    This dressing is awesome, so good on our green salad tonight. Passing it on to my daughter-in-law. Thanks

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  6. Diana says:

    This was wonderful! I made a simple salad with romaine, homegrown tomatoes and homemade croutons. This was the perfect dressing! My husband and I both loved it!

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  7. Sharon says:

    I loved this! I used it today on a basic chicken salad. I had seasoned the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and oregano and pan seared them in olive oil. The resulting pan drippings were SO tasty I couldn’t waste them .. so reduced the amount of oil in this recipe and added the pan drippings from the chicken – it totally worked! A delicious salad ~ thank you for such an easy recipe!

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  8. anne says:

    I made this dressing for a Thanksgiving salad, and I have continued to enjoy it. For Thanksgiving, I made this with goat cheese, apple, cranberries, lettuce etc. Other times I just enjoy it on a salad with roasted veggies and lettuce. Thanks so much. I love it.

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  9. Diane says:

    Absolutely yummy! Just a light hint of honey mustard…not heavy. Great on a salad with apple chunks, pecan pieces, and dried cranberries mixed in with the greens. I put slices of leftover grilled steak on top and served it with some crusty bread.

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  10. ana says:

    i just did this instead of salt i used Maggi seasoning and instead of dijon i used regular mustard cause im just a student and it came out great! thank you

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