This Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing has just four ingredients, and comes together in just a couple of minutes. Delicious on salads or as a dip for veggies!
I love a tasty vinaigrette, but sometimes I crave a creamy salad dressing. This one combines Greek yogurt, honey, dijon mustard, and olive oil—no mayonnaise required. And you’re going to find a ton of ways to use this dressing once you’ve got it in your fridge, like with this Arugula Salad with Apples and Quinoa. This dressing is zingy and sweet, and just plain delicious.
Why Make This Recipe
- Healthy version of a creamy honey mustard salad dressing: This version uses Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, cutting calories and fat. With no mayo involved, this dressing is only 83 calories per serving.
- On your table in under 5 minutes flat! The instructions for this recipe are dead simple. Just add all of your ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine.
- More than just salad dressing: Of course this dressing is fantastic on a salad, but it also makes a great dip for a crudite platter. Or drizzle it over grilled or roasted vegetables, chicken, or tofu. Even more ideas below.
- Greek yogurt: I prefer Greek yogurt with a bit of fat in it, versus the nonfat varieties. They’re often tastier and thicker, while still being very healthy. Feel free to use whatever style you prefer—just note that your dressing will be more or less thick depending on which yogurt you choose.
- Dijon mustard: Feel free to use a whole-grain mustard in this salad dressing either instead of the dijon mustard, or try a half and half version.
- Olive oil: I use extra-virgin olive oil in this salad dressing, but having a top-quality, expensive olive oil is not at all necessary. In fact, you could replace this with vegetable oil or grapeseed oil if you don’t have olive oil.
Whisk together yogurt, honey, dijon mustard, and olive oil. Then whisk in salt and pepper. Taste, and season with more salt and/or pepper if necessary. You can also add more honey if you like your dressing more on the sweeter side, or add mustard for a stronger flavor.
🧐 Recipe FAQs
Once I’ve made this, I like to store it in a jam jar or small mason jar. It will keep in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.
In general, the healthiest salad dressings are vinaigrettes that use citrus juice or some kind of vinegar combined with olive or vegetable oil. Two of my favorites are my Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing and my Meyer Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette. However, this healthy honey mustard dressing is a pretty good alternative when you are looking for a change from vinaigrettes. I would also include sesame ginger dressing and tahini-based dressings on the healthy salad dressing list.
👩🍳 Expert Tips
Wondering what else you can do with this homemade honey mustard dressing? It's delicious on all kinds of salads, of course, but can be used in many other ways. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Use it as a dip for chicken tenders or chicken nuggets
- Drizzle it over baked, grilled, or roasted meats, vegetables, or fish. Try it with sweet potato fries!
- Add it to a crudite platter as a dip for carrots, cucumber, and celery sticks? Or, even better, soft pretzels!
- Use it as a sauce for a grain bowl—try it with this Vegan Buddha Bowl, for example.
- Make potato salad or egg salad with honey mustard salad dressing instead of mayonnaise. Try it with this Egg Salad with Bacon!
- Toss it with shredded Brussels sprouts or cabbage to make a honey-mustard slaw.
Delicious Salad Recipes
Does this honey mustard dressing have you in the mood for salad? If so, here are a few of my favorite salad recipes.
- Pear Gorgonzola Salad with Glazed Walnuts
- Kale Salad with Cranberries
- Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Miso Dressing
- Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
- Spinach Beet Goat Cheese Salad
- Fig Salad with Blue Cheese
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- ½ cup (125g) plain greek yogurt
- 3 T. honey
- 2 T. dijon mustard
- 2 T. olive oil
- ¼ t. kosher salt
- ⅛ t. Freshly ground black pepper
- Whisk together yogurt, honey, dijon mustard, and olive oil.
- Whisk in salt and pepper.
- Taste, and season with more salt and/or pepper if necessary.
This honey mustard salad dressing will keep in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. Store in an airtight container—old jam jars or mason jars are perfect!
For a stronger mustard flavor, replace some or all of the dijon mustard with whole-grain mustard.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is provided as a general reference for users courtesy of the online nutrition calculator Nutritionix.