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Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

How do you make honey mustard from scratch? It’s super easy and takes less than 5 minutes to create your own honey mustard salad dressing!

Everyone has their favorite honey mustard sauce. Me, I always preferred the honey mustard dressing served at Cracker Barrel restaurants.

It was sweet, tangy, and smooth. I used to order the fried chicken tender sandwich with extra honey mustard on the side.

Today, we’re sharing our version of that famous dressing. Just like our poppy seed salad dressing, homemade Caesar dressing, and our creamy garlic dressing, this one only uses a few ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make.

The honey mustard sauce served in a small dish.
Kim loves to serve the mustard dressing in these cute ramekins.

The best part about this sauce is that you can modify it to taste like your favorite brand of mustard dressing.

For example, like it sweeter? Then add more honey. Don’t want it to be spicy? Then use stone ground mustard instead of Dijon.

If you like this recipe, then don’t forget to try our Asian salad dressing recipe!

A small spoon being dipped into the sauce.
Look at that smooth and creamy salad dressing!

How do you thicken honey mustard?

The easiest way is make a corn starch slurry by combining 3-tablespoons of water with 1-tablespoon of corn starch.

Afterward, place the honey mustard into a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in the slurry as the mixture heats.

Continue mixing the dressing until it reaches your desired consistency. Once that happens, remove it from the heat because you’re done.

Mayonnaise, vinegar, and other ingredients in a mixing bowl.
All you have to do is toss everything into a bowl and mix the ingredients.

How to make homemade honey mustard salad dressing?

First, grab a small mixing bowl and combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey, white wine vinegar, and salt.

Next, use a whisk or a spoon to mix the ingredients together until everything is smooth and creamy.

All the ingredients have mixed to create the dressing.
You can store the dressing in your fridge for up to 5 days.

Last, transfer it to container with a lid. Store it in your fridge for up to 5 days. That’s it, the recipe is done!

Kim and I hope you enjoy the honey mustard salad dressing and wish you all the best 🙂

The salad dressing served in a small white ramekin.
You can use this honey mustard as a salad dressing or dipping sauce.
A small spoon being dipped into the sauce.

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

4.8 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

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Suggested Equipment


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Place all the ingredients into a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 tablespoons honey
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Use on a salad or as a dipping sauce. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of 2-tablespoons of the honey mustard salad dressing. Actual calories will vary.
*Doubling or tripling this recipe has not been tested. Therefore, we can not guarantee the outcome of adjusting the ingredients.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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