Tangy, sweet, and super satisfying, honey mustard is one of the best flavors there is. Why not learn how to incorporate it into an incredibly easy, delicious salad dressing to help make your salads even more amazing?
Table of Contents
- Honey Mustard Dressing
- What Type Of Mustard Should You Use?
- How To Adjust The Sweetness Of Your Dressing
- How Long Will Your Dressing Last In The Fridge?
- The Best Ways To Use Your Honey Mustard Dressing
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- Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe
Honey Mustard Dressing
Dressings are such a simple yet effective way to add a burst of flavor to dishes. One of the best ways to use a good dressing is to use it to transform a salad into a flavor explosion.
Or why not dip fries into a sweet and tangy dressing, or even add complexity to a grilled piece of fish with your favorite dressing?
Dressings are such a versatile tool that will be sure to enhance almost any dish, and this recipe needs to be in everyone’s kitchen repertoire.
What Type Of Mustard Should You Use?
Yellow mustard is the traditional mustard to use when making any kind of honey mustard dressing. Yellow mustard has that great tangy taste but is not as strong as other types of mustard, so it works best when paired with the other ingredients in this dressing.
The best thing about cooking, however, is that you can customize recipes to match your taste. While yellow mustard might be considered the right mustard to use in your dressing, why not experiment with different mustards to see which one you prefer?
You could try using whole-grain mustard to give your dressing more of a grainy, wholesome texture. Unlike other mustards, the seeds are not completely ground when making whole-grain mustard, giving it that almost crunchy bite in every spoonful.
Or you could use Dijon mustard if you want your dressing to have a real kick to it. Dijon mustard is often described as being hot or spicy and is much more intense than other mustards.
You could even have a go at making your own mustard for your honey mustard dressing! To make the most simplistic of all mustards, all you need is mustard seeds, salt, vinegar, and water. You can then add extra ingredients to really make your mustard your own!
How To Adjust The Sweetness Of Your Dressing
Honey mustard dressing is meant to be sweet, but exactly how sweet will depend on your taste and how you plan to use it.
For example, if you are using your dressing for a salad, you are probably going to want it to be slightly sweeter than if you are using it as a dip for fries.
It is incredibly easy to adjust the sweetness of your dressing by altering the amount of honey that you use. More honey will result in a sweeter dip and vice versa.
However, the first time that you make this honey mustard dressing, it is best to start by only adding a small amount of honey. This allows you to mix all of the ingredients together and then taste them to get an idea of how sweet it is.
You can then keep adding small amounts of honey until you get your desired level of sweetness.
Remember that you can always add more honey, but you can’t take it away!
How Long Will Your Dressing Last In The Fridge?
If stored properly, your honey mustard dressing should last for up to a week in the fridge. This means that you can prepare your dressing at the weekend and use it throughout the week on salads, veggies, and other tasty meals!
The best way to store your honey mustard dressing is in a mason jar in the fridge. Mason jars have an airtight seal and are easy to get a spoon into for serving, making them perfect for dressings like this.
If you don’t have a mason jar, you can use almost any other airtight container that you have in your kitchen. Containers that have a similar shape to a mason jar will work best, as they minimize the amount of dressing that you lose to the sides of the container.
The Best Ways To Use Your Honey Mustard Dressing
Once you have tasted your honey mustard dressing you are going to want to add it to every meal it tastes so good!
Here are just a few suggestions of ways that you can use your dressing.
- Chicken Salad
Why not use your dressing to turn a regular chicken salad into a honey mustard chicken salad? Coat your chicken pieces in the dressing and then drizzle a little extra over the top of your salad for a sweet, tangy, and incredibly moreish salad!
- Drizzled Over Vegetables
Use your dressing to add a little extra flavor to your veggie side dishes. This honey mustard dressing can be paired with almost any vegetable whether boiled, grilled, or roasted!
- Dip For Fries
This honey mustard dressing is so delicious you will want to eat it with a spoon but why not do one better and use it as a dip for fries?
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Honey Mustard Dressing
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- ⅓ cup prepared mustard
- ⅓ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic (finely grated)
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- In a small bowl, add the mustard, honey, soy sauce mayonnaise, garlic and the dill weed.
- Whisk together well until blended.
- Enjoy on your favorite garden salad, or vegetable dish.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.