Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Our family loves honey mustard! We love it as a dressing and as a dipping sauce. You can use it to dress a salad or to dip chicken or pretzel bites! Yum!

It is really very easy and you can tweak it to fit your tastes or those of your family. I bet you have all of the ingredients in your house, too. I learned to make a lot of things from scratch during the pandemic!

First, a word about salads. If you plan to make a lot of salad, get a salad spinner. I hate wet lettuce but I want to make sure it is clean. I also prefer to chop my own rather than to buy the bag stuff. I like my lettuce cut pretty small. I cut my lettuce, put in this thing, rinse and then spin. It is fun for kids if you want to give them this job! I used to have J and M do this for me!

My kids love egg on a salad. You could put all the toppings on a plate and let people choose.

If you have trouble getting kids to eat salad, try adding croutons. That worked when my kids were young!

Here is what you need for this homemade dressing: Warning: once you make homemade, you will not want to buy the bottle anymore.

1/2 cup mayo (forgot to put this in the photo)

2 T. yellow mustard

1 T. Dijon mustard (You can just use one or the other and it is really just a personal preference. Yellow will make it more like Chick-Fil-A and Dijon will make it more of a pale yellow like in many restaurants.

2 T. honey (again you can add more if you like it more on the honey side)

1/2 T. lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

Add some water to thin it out a bit. I like it a bit thinner for dressing and a bit thicker for dipping sauce.

Add some garlic powder, black pepper, cajun seasoning if you would like. I just add a couple of dashes of each.

I love to make this in a mason jar (Pioneer Woman taught me this) and shake it up really well. Store in fridge or serve immediately.

Let me know if you try this!

I want to work on a lemon vinaigrette for summer! I also want to try to make more ranch and avocado lime ranch dressings.


18 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip – Homemade Honey Mustard

  1. We love homemade dressing and honey mustard is a favorite! Totally agree about struggling with store bought after one makes it. We have gotten our first shot and so excited to get 2nd and will take your advice. We are both big water drinkers all day but will up if it will help. Our junior and high schools are slated to go back the 5th too and our teachers are waiting for their 2nd shot. Ugh. I hope. It goes well. Our sports have had terrible outbreaks. A referee died. We got 8 inches of snow yesterday so our kids and teachers got a snow day. I know that boosted morale. It’s pretty but we were 57 and patio sitting with no snow on Saturday!! Oh, March. Have a great day!


    1. Yes! It’s so good! Congrats on first shot and well wishes for no side effects on the second. I am so sorry about your sports. Ours have not been bad as far as I know. Ugh – more snow and I would lose my mind. Yes, March can be so fickle but I think we always forget! I remember a huge snow one year in March here. Take care!


  2. Yum that sounds good!

    I make a curry dressing that the family loves on roasted veggies, fries etc. It kind of a cheat cause I use ready made ranch, then add fresh garlic, lots of curry, fresh lemon juice and olive oil. So good!

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  3. Hi Amy, just finished having homemade chicken tenders made in the air fryer with your honey mustard dipping sauce! Delish!! I followed your recipe to a T. Adding the Cajun spice to it also. Hope you are having a good Sunday, take care. Holly


    1. Oh yum! I am so glad you liked it and I add cajun to everything! You too! Every time I hear someone make something in an air fryer I question my decision not to get one! Lol!


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