Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

Here you will find a tasty Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe. But if you fancy a change or something a bit different, why not also take a look at a few alternatives, some containing honey, some only mustard, and some containing neither!

Bees are having a hard time. Please see my notes on the importance of buying honey ethically.

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe 1

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon of clear honey1 level tablespoon caster sugar
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
Salt and black pepper to taste

Combine the ingredients together – initially without the white wine vinegar, and adding the coriander leaves and salt and pepper last of all.

Try this honey mustard dressing recipe on salads, such as avocado salad, or even a simple green salad.

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe 2

3 tablespoons of wholegrain mustard
1 tabespoon of honey or maple syrup
1 tabespoon of light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of olive oil or peanut oil
Pepper to taste

Maple syrup is a great alternative to honey, and adds a hint of caramel to the flavour.

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe 3

2 tsp red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp wholegrain mustard
1 tsp honey or maple syrup

Combine the ingredients together and serve.

Honey Lemon And Yoghurt Dressing

One handful of fresh basil (or 2 level tablespoons of dried basil)
150ml / quarter pint natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon of clear honeySalt & freshly ground pepper

Chop basil fine, and add to yoghurt, honey and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Excellent with new potatoes!

Buying Honey Ethically

Honey bees make honey in order to feed themselves during the winter, when they are unable to forage.

In other words, bees make honey because they need it, and each honey bee will produce only about one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

That said, we have a system reliant on industrial farming practice, and a history where the makers of chemical warfare weapons were allowed to rmarket their chemical products for use on the land as pesticides.

Today, we are still sold the story that industrial methods are best, despite research (including a 30 year trial by the Rodale Institute), that organic systems outperform conventional farming methods, and a number of UN reports indicating that sustainable systems using fewer chemicals, are better.

However, it is people who make a difference to farming practices, by their purchase decisions.

For this reason, I actively encourage people to treasure the honey they use, and to try to purchase honey from an organic supplier or even a local beekeeper.

If you are unable to find a sustainable supplier of honey, why not consider one of these delicious dressings as an alternative to the Honey And Mustard Dressing Recipe:

Classic Mustard Dressing

2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Simply combine the ingredients together and serve. Delicious!

Orange Dressing

1 level tablespoon orange juice
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 level tablespoon poppy seeds
Salt and black pepper to taste

Shake the ingredients together in a screw top jar, then serve over salad

Garlic Dressing

150ml / ¼ pint vinaigrette (made with olive oil, white wine vinegar, crushed garlic, French mustard and salt & pepper to taste)
Grated rind & juice of 1 lemon
2 -4 cloves garlic crushed
2 level tablespoons chopped fresh mixed herbs – or level tablespoon dried herbs

Allow to stand before using at least 2 hours.

Garlic Mayonnaise

200ml/ 7 fl oz Mayonnaise
Grated rind 1 lemon
2-4 cloves garlic

Again, allow to stand before using at least 2 hours.

Honey Cake Recipe
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Honey Butter
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Honey Glaze
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About Honey
Go from Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe to further information about honey.

Save the Bees
Bees are having a hard time at the moment, along with other pollinators. Check out these top 10 tips to help save the bees. Why not print them out and share them with your friends?

Why Do Bees Make Honey?
Go from Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe to further information about why bees need to make honey.

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