Honey Mustard Poppyseed Salad Dressing

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Honey Mustard Dressing is tangy, slightly tart, and sweet at the same time. This dressing is perfect on a crispy chicken sandwich, tossed in a slaw, or with pretty much any salad.

While I love this dressing with poppy seeds, they’re an optional ingredient if poppy seeds aren’t your thing.

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Do you make your own salad dressings? It takes just minutes to whisk a homemade dressing together and I promise you it will taste at least ten times better than store-bought.

Almost 17 years ago, I made my first salad dressing from scratch and I could hardly believe how simple it was!

Wondering how I remember the year? Our oldest son had just been born and he cried and fussed his way through the entire meal. It’s hard to believe that he’s turning 17 next month!

Homemade salad dressings are an easy way to elevate a salad for any meal. For more great dressing recipes to try, check out some popular favorites.

Classic Ranch DressingCreamy Poppyseed Dressing, Italian Salad Dressing, and these Balsamic Vinaigrettes are a few of my go-to homemade dressings.

Honey Mustard Poppyseed Dressing

The first time I made this Honey Mustard Dressing, I served it with a simple salad of mixed greens, cucumbers, and tomatoes. And I’ve swapped out the vinaigrette and served this dressing on my beloved Orange Parsley Salad as well.

The dressing is delicious however you choose to serve it. Like most homemade dressings, it will keep well in the refrigerator for at least a couple of weeks.

Honey Mustard Poppyseed Salad Dressing

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, sugar, honey, mustard, vinegar, oil, and (optional) poppy seeds in a medium-size bowl or glass jar with a lid.
  2. Whisk or shake in the jar until well combined.
  3. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate until serving.

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Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Honey Mustard Poppyseed Salad Dressing

5 from 4 votes
Recipe adapted from and with thanks to several Allrecipes and CDKitchen recipes
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 8 (2) tablespoon servings, about 1 cup

Ingredients 

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light flavored olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Combine the mayonnaise, sugar, honey, mustard, vinegar, oil, and (optional) poppy seeds in a medium-size bowl or glass jar with a lid.
  • Whisk or shake in the jar until well combined. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal · Carbohydrates: 7g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 16g · Saturated Fat: 2g · Cholesterol: 8mg · Sodium: 151mg · Potassium: 5mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 7g · Vitamin A: 12IU · Calcium: 14mg · Iron: 1mg
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(Recipe originally published 1/24/2012 – recipe and photos updated 11/23/20)

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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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    • Vicki says

      I’ve made this using half Greek yogurt and half mayo (when I ran out of mayo) and it was delicious. And that’s the way I’ve made it since.

      Haven’t tried it with 100% Greek yogurt.5 stars