This sweet, tangy, and creamy healthy honey mustard dressing is so good, so easy, and so perfect! It tastes better than store-bought salad dressing and it’s ready in less than 5 minutes.
Honey mustard dressing is a favorite of mine. It’s sweet, it’s tangy, it’s creamy, it’s texture perfection, and it makes salads taste ah-mazing.
However, most store-bought salad dressings, including my beloved honey mustard dressing, are not healthy. They are loaded with preservatives, sugars, and unnecessary fats. To avoid all that, I have the perfect solution – make it at home from scratch — and with just 4 ingredients!
In a matter of minutes, you can whip together a creamy and delicious salad dressing. Once you prep the ingredients, it literally takes seconds until the creamy dressing is ready to be used in your favorite salad. All you have to do is whisk the ingredients together.
Not a lot of effort, am I right?
And it tastes so, so good! Much better than any store-bought dressing! Plus – it’s clean, healthy, paleo, and totes delicious.
Store the dressing in the fridge and any time you want to put together a quick lunch or a light dinner, take it out, prep a quick salad, and turn it into a finger-licking good salad with the healthy honey mustard dressing. It will add creaminess, flavor, and so much goodness to your salad.
So flipping delicious!
I like this easy honey mustard dressing in chicken salads, particularly love it in my mason jar salads that are perfect for make-ahead lunch. There’s something so amazing about the combination of honey mustard dressing and chicken salad that I just cannot get enough of, I can’t help it.
But homemade honey mustard dressing is perfect for other salads as well. In fact, I believe it can make any salad taste amazing. Salads call my name when I use this dressing.
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING
Curious about the steps for how to make honey mustard dressing healthy? And creamy? And flavorful? There are only 3 easy-peasy steps. And, as previously stated, it will take you less than 5 minutes to put together the best honey mustard dressing.
Here’s how to make honey mustard salad dressing:
- prep the honey mustard dressing ingredients (spoiler: just 4 to prep);
- combine the honey mustard dressing ingredients in a small bowl;
- whisk until the honey mustard dressing is smooth.
Told you making honey mustard dressing is very easy!
HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING INGREDIENTS
Now, if you’re wondering why is this honey mustard dressing the best honey mustard dressing and how come it is clean and healthy, I have to tell you about the ingredients needed to make the healthy honey mustard dressing recipe. Because they are not your typical honey mustard dressing ingredients. There’s no mayo involved. And no oil either. Just…
- Greek yogurt;
- raw honey;
- lemon juice.
That is it. That’s all the recipe for honey mustard dressing requires.
GREEK YOGURT VS MAYO IN SALAD DRESSING
Since you’re here looking for a healthy honey mustard salad dressing, I guessing we don’t really need a greek yogurt vs mayo debate. Because, frankly, most people know mayo is not the healthiest ingredient. Or the most nutritious. But, if you read my post on greek yogurt, you’ll know that greek yogurt is. It’s healthy and creamy and perfect for this mustard dressing recipe. Seriously, this honey mustard salad dressing wouldn’t be the same without Greek yogurt. The yogurt just makes the dressing more luxurious in terms of texture and flavor.
But if you need more reasons, here’s why mayonnaise is not good for you:
- mayo, particularly store-bought mayo, is made with artificial ingredients, it’s very high in sodium, fats, and calories;
- you can make mayo from scratch at home. It will definitely be more nutritious and healthier than the store-bought variety but it will still be high in fats and calories. Approximately 125 calories per tablespoon. Yikes!
And here’s why greek yogurt is good for you:
- it’s healthy, it’s natural, and it doesn’t contain added sugars (if you opt for plain Greek yogurt, of course);
- it’s rich, creamy, and it has the perfect texture to replace mayonnaise in most sauces and dressings including the healthy honey mustard dressing;
- it’s higher in protein and lower in carbs compared to mayo (or other yogurts for that matter);
- it’s low in calories compared to mayo. Like super-low in calories compared to mayo. Only 8 calories per tablespoon.
Greek yogurt definitely wins. And don’t even get me started about its health benefits because there are lots of them!
HOW TO STORE HOMEMADE HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING
Can you make honey mustard dressing and store it in the fridge? Yes! Yes, you can!
Reach for it any time you want to make a lunch salad or side salad. I even like to use it as a dipping sauce sometimes. It’s that good!
HOW LONG DOES HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING LAST?
Since I mentioned you can store it in the fridge, you’re probably wondering how long does salad dressing last.
Well, properly stored, as described above, the honey mustard dressing will last for 10-14 days in the fridge. However, since fresh is always best when it comes to salad dressing, I’d recommend using it within a week.
When ready to enjoy, just shake up the bottle before using!
3 HEALTHY SALAD RECIPES
If you ever thought salads are boring, I hope this honey mustard will change your mind. Because, sometimes, all you need to bring a salad from boring to delicious is a salad dressing. A healthy one, of course. But, there are some delicious salads out there that are not very healthy. Skip those and try these 3 healthy salad recipes! They are filling, healthy, and so good!
HEALTHY BROCCOLI SALAD WITH GREEK YOGURT DRESSING
This Healthy Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing is another healthy salad made with a Greek yogurt dressing. Told you, Greek yogurt is the perfect healthy alternative to mayo.
The salad is healthy, filling, satisfying, perfect as a light meal or as an entrée or side salad. The Healthy Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing is that versatile and delicious, yes. Get the recipe.
BEET & GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH WHITE WINE VINEGAR DRESSING
The second stop on my salad recommendations – Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with White Wine Vinegar Dressing. So perfect for a light dinner or a lunch on the go. And perfect for your cheese cravings, too.
The Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with White Wine Vinegar Dressing is sweet and savory, packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins. Yummy salad all the way. Get the recipe.
STEAK COBB SALAD WITH CREAMY AVOCADO CILANTRO LIME DRESSING
Enjoy this delicious and healthy Steak Cobb Salad With Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing that has the perfect mix of flavors and textures.
Steak Cobb Salad With Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is fresh, is vibrant, if filling, and it has one of the most delicious salads dressings ever. Get the recipe.
- 1/4 cup full fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup yellow mustard (can also use dijon mustard)
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice