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.