Honey Mustard Dressing

I love honey mustard dressing with my salads or to dip chicken pieces in, but it's really not that healthy when you buy it in a bottle from the store shelve. I mean, seriously, the 2nd ingredient is HFCS ... really, on a bottle of Ken's LITE Honey Mustard Dressing. That was an all time favorite in this house, and imagine my disappointment once I started reading labels.

Ken's ... we would have 10 bottles of this stuff in the
pantry back in the days of being clueless

BUT, Tammy over at Tammy's Recipes shared her recipe a while ago, and I am just addicted to this stuff ... definitely a keeper and worth sharing (AGAIN and AGAIN) the way I make it ... (don't forget to check out Tammy's site, shes got some GREAT recipes over there...

1/2 cup olive oil (personally, I've started using half and half of extra and regular)
3 tbs white vinegar
2 tbs water
1/4 cup honey (tip: measure the oil first and pour into bowl THEN measure the honey in same cup, will pour right out for you!) ... FYI - made this with some local wild flower honey and yummmm
1/4 cup grey poupon mustard
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt (or more, but for me, its' good as I'm salt sensitive taste wise)
dash pepper

Place all in jar with tight lid and shake, shake shake to mix. I used my cruet that I got from the last church sale for 25 cents. Store in fridge for up to 1 week. Somehow, it just never last that long for me...

It's a little thinner than the store bought stuff, but the flavor is like a burst of happiness in your mouth. I use this to make the Aussie Style Chicken, Cobb Salads, ordinary every day salads, and even top my burgers with it ... what can I say, I love this stuff!

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  1. I love making homemade dressings. This honey mustard dressing sounds versatile. I've never thought to add basil!

    1. I think that's the missing ingredient in other recipes I've tried :)

  2. I love honey mustard dressing - my husband, not so much. Made this when I made your Aussie Chicken, but forgot to use it. Used it later on salad and LOVED it!

    Nominated you for the One Very Lovely Blog and Inspiring Blogger Award. Stop by and check it out.

  3. Oh, yum! I love honey mustard.

  4. Yummy! My son loves honey mustard dressing and I've been looking for a healthier alternative. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    1. Lisa, my husband won't try it (he's odd about some stuff, whats up with that??) but the Princess LOVED it ... when I finally get her relocated out of the house (she's 21 for petes sake!) I will send the recipe with her!

  5. Oh I love honey mustard dressing. Will have to try this. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
    Pinning and sharing.

  6. Honey Mustard is my favorite! Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. I am going to share this on facebook and twitter. Hope you are having a great week.

  7. I am TOTALLY making this. Looks fabulous and my husband will be so very happy--thanks for this tip.

    By the way, I'm so sorry Food on Fridays was unavailable last week. I was locked out of my blog and unable to get in and publish anything at all. But thanks to my new tech support, it's live now, if you would like to join up this week. No pressure. I just wanted you to know.

    Have a healthy week!

  8. Ooh! I love using honey mustard dressing as a marinade for chicken! This looks great!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  9. Sounds wonderful. Will have to give this a whirl. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  10. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

  11. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  12. What a gorgeous cruet! I really like this dressing recipe. Reading labels really can be awfully enlightening...it's lovely you have found a delicious homemade recipe for honey mustard dressing instead!


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