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Homemade Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

This delicious homemade honey mustard vinaigrette is easy to make, great for topping salads, and can be used as a marinade for pork, fish, or chicken.

Making your own dressings at home takes just a few minutes, and the flavor is so fresh and light. You’ll never go back to store-bought!

honey mustard vinaigrette and chicken salad

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One of the best ways you can eat healthier is by making your own dressings and marinades. It’s an easy way to further control what we put into our bodies, and this simple honey mustard vinaigrette is perfect for many different recipes.

I love to use this recipe to top a fresh salad. I keep a batch in the refrigerator for topping salads at lunch time, etc. Another use for this recipe you might not have considered is marinade.

mustard vinaigrette in clear glass jar with avocado

How to make honey mustard vinaigrette

It just takes a few pantry ingredients and a fresh lemon to make this simple dressing.

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • fresh lemon juice
  • garlic powder
  • sea salt
  • honey

This is so simple! Just combine all the ingredients in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Cover tightly, and shake until well-combined.

This is a truly easy, wholesome recipe for a homemade salad dressing. I love that with just a few ingredients I can whip up a flavorful and unique recipe that is low in sodium and free from overly processed ingredients.

healthy mustard vinaigrette in clear glass jar

How to use this vinaigrette as a marinade

You can also use this mustard vinaigrette as a marinade for fish, chicken, or even pork. Just make a batch of dressing, and coat your meat or fish with it. Allow it to set for at least 20 minutes before you cook it.

I’ve also been known to use this recipe as a glaze for grilling. Just brush it on while you are grilling for even more flavor.

It truly is as simple as that! If you are looking for an easy salad recipe that goes great with this dressing read on.

How to use honey mustard vinaigrette dressing

This light mustard vinaigrette tastes fantastic on a salad, obviously! We like to use it on a chicken, strawberry, pecan and feta salad. Just use a bag of mixed greens, and top with chopped cooked chicken and the other ingredients.

You can, of course, top any salad you like with this dressing. It’s a great option for dipping chicken, fries, and more!

Here we see a platter of the finished salad with the honey mustard vinaigrette ready to eat.

Looking for other delicious recipes to try?

Another great recipe to try is Delicious Corn Salad With Bacon, an amazing side dish that the whole family devours.

If you need even more summer recipe inspiration try out this Easy Recipe for Fruit Salad it’s fresh and tasty and great for parties!

Yield: 6 Servings

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

white container of mustard vinaigrette dressing

This delicious homemade honey mustard vinaigrette is easy to make, great for topping salads, and can be used as a marinade for pork, fish, or chicken! 

Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)


  1. Prepare the dressing by combining all ingredients in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Cover tightly and shake until well combined.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
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