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Easy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

A simple and flavorful honey mustard vinaigrette dressing is made with olive oil, wine vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, and spices. This delicious vinaigrette is refined sugar-free and incredibly easy to make with only five simple ingredients!  

I love easy salad dressing recipes. This tangy dijon dressing is whipped up in a blender or Vitamix and ready in 5 minutes or less. Not to mention, it’s extremely versatile. This honey mustard vinaigrette not only makes a delicious salad dressing that’ll make you want to lick the bowl clean, but it works great as a dip or marinade. Drizzle it over oven-fried chicken or use it as a tangy dip for sandwich wraps or chopped vegetables. I love it as an easy marinade for boneless grilled chicken breasts!

honey mustard dressing in a mason jar with a spoon

What Is A Vinaigrette?

By definition, a vinaigrette is a sauce or a dressing made of vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper to which various flavorings can be added. It is also partially or fully emulsified. I used a blender to achieve this, but you can also whisk it together in a bowl, or add the ingredients to a shaker bottle or mason jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously until mixed.

In order to achieve good consistency, a surfactant can be used as an emulsifying agent. Common surfactant ingredients include honey, egg yolks, and mustard.

Why I Love This Recipe

  • It uses only 5 simple ingredients with a little salt and pepper for seasoning.
  • It’s easy to whip up in a blender in under 5 minutes. 
  • It’s made without refined sugar, using honey as a natural sweetener. 
  • It uses heart-healthy olive oil rich in antioxidants and monounsaturated fats.
  • Best of all, it’s delicious!! 

Recipe Ingredients

  • Honey – Adds a natural sweetness to the vinaigrette to balance the acidity of the vinegar.  
  • Olive Oil – Using olive oil in salad dressing not only provides a healthy source of dietary fat, but it helps you absorb the fat-soluble vitamins in the salad ingredients. 
  • Dijon Mustard – Helps to bind the ingredients together and adds a tangy mustard flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients.
  • Red Wine Vinegar – Vinegar not only adds incredible flavor, but it’s high in acetic acid which can help you better absorb calcium in your food. You can use red or white wine vinegar for this recipe. They work equally well.
  • Tabasco Sauce – Adds a pop of flavor and the small amount does not make it spicy, but if you want to avoid spice you can use the more mild green Tabasco or leave it out.
  • Salt & Pepper – Helps to balance and enhance all the flavors in the dish. 
ingredients for honey mustard vinaigrette on a cutting board

Recipe Directions

This honey dijon dressing couldn’t be any easier to make, just add all of the ingredients to a blender jar and blend until mixed.

vinaigrette blended in a Vitamix

Recipe Tips

  • If you don’t have a blender, just add the ingredients to a mason jar or dressing cruet, seal, and shake until mixed.
  • Stir in chopped shallots or fresh herbs for a flavor twist.
drizzling honey mustard vinaigrette onto a salad with a spoon

*This post was originally published November 15, 2012 and has been updated throughout.


close up of a jar of honey mustard vinaigrette dressing with parsley behind it

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

A flavorful dijon vinaigrette dressing made with olive oil, honey, and red wine vinegar.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 34 servings
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Amee


  • Blender


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4-5 drops Tabasco sauce
  • dash sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients into a blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth.  


Nutrition information is for 1 tablespoon size serving.
  • If you don’t have a blender, just add the ingredients to a mason jar or dressing cruet, seal, and shake until mixed.
  • Stir in chopped shallots or fresh herbs for a flavor twist.


Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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