Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing

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This Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing comes compliments of my oldest son.

He recently had a taste of a restaurant version and asked if I would buy him some on our next grocery trip.

While I could have easily accomodated his request by just buying an organic store-bought version, my natural instinct was…”how about if I make you some”?

How hard could it be…honey and mustard, right?

So I played around a little with the ratios and came up with this super easy version of healthy honey mustard.

While I would have preferred to actually make the mustard from scratch (I will try that next time), the store bought version I bought (Whole Foods 365 Brand) was organic and had a very minimal, clean ingredient list:  organic apple cider vinegar, water, organic mustard seed, sea salt, organic spices.  Plus, I figured more of you would try out the recipe if you could just grab a container of organic, ready made mustard instead of making it from scratch.

Nevertheless, it’s still really good and much healthier than traditional store bought dressing.

Here are the ingredients in a store-bought dressing containing GMO soy, refined sugar, refined salt and dairy (highly likely with GMO dairy):

 

Kraft Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients:  SOYBEAN(S) OIL, VINEGAR, WATER, SUGAR, HONEY, MUSTARD DIJON (VINEGAR, MUSTARD SEED, WATER, SALT, WINE WHITE, CITRIC ACID AND TARTARIC ACID, SPICE(S)), FOOD STARCH MODIFIED, SALT, EGGS(S) YOLK, MUSTARD SEED, SORBIC ACID AND CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA AS PRESERVATIVES, FLAVOR(S) NATURAL, CARAMEL COLOR, ONION(S) DRIED, SPICES (S), BETA CAROTENE COLOR(S). (source)

FoodFacts.com rating:  “F”

 

This healthier version is made with organic, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo-friendly ingredients and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dip and dressing recipes?  Check out Tahini Ginger Dressing, Clean Eating Watermelon Vinaigrette, Creamy Habanero Dressing or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating dip and dressing recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

 

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 5 Fast Facts About Apple Cider Vinegar:*

  • anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
  • maintains proper pH balance in the body
  • regulates blood pressure
  • helps to reduce bad cholesterol
  • loaded with potassium
5 Fast Facts About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:*
  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Raw Honey:*

  • contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
  • contains immune boosting anti-viral properties
  • super high in B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6
  • contains natural anti-oxidants that block free radicals
  • high in minerals magnesium and potassium

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

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Tip #1:  While I would have loved to make this a 100% vegan dressing, you can’t really have a “honey mustard” dressing without honey.   To make it 100% vegan, you could try to substitute another liquid sweetener for the honey (maple syrup, coconut nectar, etc).

Tip #2:  This recipe will make approximately 2 – 4 servings, depending on how much dressing you like to use.

 

Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, No Refined Sugar)

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic dijon mustard (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1/4 cup organic raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Step 1 Put all ingredients into a medium size bowl and stir until completely combined and creamy.

Store in a glass container.

Enjoy!

Note

This recipe will make approximately 2 - 4 servings.

 

 

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    • Karielyn says

      Hi there! No, it’s correct :)

      I just started with the mustard amount as the base, kept adding the raw honey until I got it to the sweetness that I liked, then added a touch of olive oil to thin it a bit.

      And it will make several servings, depending on how much you like to use on your salads.

      Hope that helps and thanks for your question 😉

  1. Chuck says

    Hi Karielyn,

    A question: Did you intend to include Apple Cider Vinegar as an ingredient (you included it in the “Five Fast Facts” section)? Well, I included it (an amount equal to the honey), and loved it!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Chuck! I think I included it in the “5 Fast Facts” section because it was an ingredient in the 365 Brand Honey Mustard I used. I especially liked the extra amount you added in! I love the tangy-ness of it so that would have been perfect for me!

      Thanks for trying out the recipe and for letting me know you enjoyed it, I really appreciate it 😉

  2. Chuck says

    Ah, I see! Yes, I love that tanginess, too… but I’m going to have to try it without next time just to see what that’s like – I bet it’s creamier that way!
    I love the website – thanks for all you’re doing! :)

  3. David says

    I made dressing last night, equal parts of Dijon Mustard, Apple Cider Vinegar, E.V. Olive Oil, and Raw Honey. Love it.

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there David! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it and I love the variations you made, sounds delicious!

      Thanks so much for trying out the recipe and for taking the time to let me know you liked it…I really appreciate it 😉

  4. David says

    Tonight I will grill Chicken Tenders and place them on a lettuce leaf with some of the Honey Mustard and grilled Jalapeno’s. Maybe some caramelized onions.

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there David! Oh yum…I love the part about jalapenos! As much as I eat them, I’ve never grilled them. I bet there amazing 😉

  5. David says

    Slice the jalapeno pepper and place some chicken and a little honey mustard over the chicken, then wrap it in bacon using a tooth pick, either grill it or bake it. YUM

    • Karielyn says

      Hi David! Ahhh, I’d have to pass on the chicken and bacon part :) but I sure could go for the grilled jalapeno and will definitely give that a try! Thanks again 😉

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Patty! The three ingredients in the recipe (dijon mustard, raw honey and extra-virgin olive oil) can all last more than 3 days in the refrigerator…it’s just that when I make this recipe, ~mine~ never lasts more than 3 days, so I’ve never stored it longer than that lol!

      Also, you may have to shake it/stir it up to blend everything together before using, like with a store-bought dressing.

      Thanks for the question and I hope you enjoy it 😉

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