Recipe of the Month Honey Mustard Dressing – February 2018

February Recipe of the Month

Honey Mustard Dressing

It’s that time of year again! New year’s resolutions flooded in, promises were made, and then probably broken. Here’s one resolution you won’t want to break: homemade Honey Mustard Dressing for those salads that were promised to be eaten.

With just four common, inexpensive ingredients, there is no excuse not to make it. Skip the additive-laden, store-bought kind for fresh homemade dressing in under five minutes! Just mix equal parts oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard together.

This versatile dressing can be used for more than salads: use it as a marinade for chicken, fish, or tofu, as a tangy topping for sandwiches/wraps, as a dipping sauce for veggies, or to liven up warm grain side dishes like rice, bulgur, or quinoa. The dressing is sweet, tart, and savory all on its own, but if you are looking to spice it up, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, and chili powder are all good options!

Now that you know salad dressing is this easy to prepare, try the orange dressing ( for even more variety in your salads and healthy, homemade dishes!

Cost per 1 cup dressing: 0.32 (mustard) + 0.72 (olive oil) + 0.21(vinegar) + 0.58 (honey) = $1.83.  Other healthy oils can also be used, like vegetable ($0.10), peanut ($0.20), and canola ($0.12) oils.  

Sydney Wayner,
Sustainable Food and Nutrition Major
Psychology Major
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Honey Mustard Dressing

Honey Mustard Dressing - February Recipe of the Month 2018

Servings: 8
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup oil canola, olive, or vegetable
  1. Combine all ingredients in a container with a tight fitting lid. Shake until all ingredients are combined.
  2. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Shake well each time before use.
Recipe Notes

Use as a salad dressing or dipping sauce. Use also as a spread for sandwiches or marinade for fish and chicken.