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 Recipes

Recipe 1 - with Dijon mustard and coriander

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.

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Recipe 2 - with mayonnaise and wholegrain mustard

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

If you are running short of honey, then maple syrup is a great alternative. It adds a hint of caramel to the flavour.

Recipe 3 - with wholegrain mustard and cider vinegar

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 honey
half a tsp Dijon mustard (optional)
Salt & freshly ground pepper

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

Excellent with new potatoes!

Buying Honey

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

Cheap honey may be cheap because:
- it is contaminated
- it is not pure honey (in some countries, it is even mixed with corn syrup, yet labelled as 'honey')
- in some cases, it is imported from countries with a very low wage and poor work conditions.

Beekeepers engaging in proper practice cannot be expected to compete with the scenarios above.  

Honey Glaze Recipes

From classic glazes to glazes with a 'twist'

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