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Easy 4 Ingredients Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

Are you still looking for a simple, healthy and calorie friendly salad dressing? If so, I’ve got you covered with this really easy four ingredients honey mustard dressing recipe. All you need is Dijon mustard, the juice of half a lemon, some honey and a splash of orange juice. Thanks to this fruity, sweet and spicy note, it goes perfectly with all kinds of salad varieties. So, without any further ado, let’s dive right into it.

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the honey mustard dressing is poured over a bowl of salad

Healthy and Well Balanced

Salad dressings are a tricky thing. On the one hand, they are the main source of flavor in the salad, and on the other hand, they can often be really high in calories.

Since they are often made on the basis of mayonnaise or with lots of oil, they can easily have around five hundred calories per serving. So, it’s no surprise that a double cheeseburger often has fewer calories than the salads on the menu.

By the way, that’s one of the main reason I hardly ever order a salad in a restaurant. And if I do so, I always ask for dressing on the side. That way, I can at least adjust the amount of dressing that goes into my salad.

Okay, but now back to our today`s recipe. Because for this honey mustard dressing recipe I thought of a dressing that tastes delicious and goes well with a large variety of different salads. But obviously it’s also important to me that it the dressing is also wholesome and doesn’t have a high amount of calories.

So finally, I came up with this incredible easy four ingredients honey mustard dressing recipe. Since the dressing itself is super low-fat, we can even add an extra fat component to the salad like avocado, nuts, seeds or a drizzle of oil.

ingredients for the honey mustard dressing recipe

Ingredients

The quantities, as they are given in this honey mustard dressing recipe are equal to two servings. However, feel free to double, triple, or halve them, depending on how many people you’re cooking for.

In addition, you can always prepare a little more than you actually need. Since the leftovers can be perfectly stored in the fridge this would be a great meal prep hack. That way, you’ll have a ready-made salad dressing waiting for you in the fridge whenever you’ll need it during the week.

For this honey mustard dressing you’ll need …

  • the juice of half a lemon
  • two teaspoons of honey (12 grams)
  • one teaspoon of Dijon mustard (5 to 10 grams)
  • two tablespoons each of orange juice and water which is about 30 ml each
  • some salt and pepper

Easy 4 Ingredients Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe – Here’s How It’s Done

For the preparation, you can mix the ingredients either in a small bowl or a measuring cup. I think it works best by using either a small whisk or a fork.

Alternatively, you can put all the ingredients for this honey mustard dressing recipe in a small jar. Then screw the lid on tightly and shake it like a cocktail.

If you want to prepare several servings of the salad dressing for the whole week, then you can also store the dressing in such a jar. Just put it in the refrigerator and you’re all set.

honey mustard dressing in a jar

My Basic Salad Building Block Principle

Now that we have our honey mustard dressing recipe ready to serve, we can move on to the salad itself. And whenever I prepare a salad, whether it’s a side dish or a main course, I follow the building block principle.

So, imagine that our salad has different levels or components, with a foundation, a roof, which is the dressing, and different, smaller intermediate levels.

The foundation of our salad are the lettuce leaves. The selection ranges from iceberg salad, to lettuce, romaine lettuce, arugula and lamb’s lettuce, to spinach leaves and many more. Generally, I always prefer the salads, with leaves in dark, vibrant colors, as they contain more vitamins.

Next, our salad needs some crunch. This could be nuts, seeds, bell peppers or carrots, just to give some examples. To counter this, you could also add something creamy or soft, such as feta, cheese, eggs, or avocado.

Furthermore, our salad definitely needs a few flavor boosters. For this I like to add dried tomatoes, fresh herbs, onions, some olive or pumpkin seed oil or crisp tomatoes.

Finally, we need our dressing plus a fun little unexpected component, like some fruit or dried fruit. I’m telling you; nothing tastes as good in a salad as a few crisp apple pieces, a sweet pear, dried cranberries, or juicy peaches.

salad building blocks

Healthy Salad Dressing for All Kinds of Salads

I hope you like this simple 4 ingredients honey mustard dressing recipe and that you’ll give it a try soon. Since you can prepare several servings at once, I also like to incorporate it in my little meal prep routine.

If you have any further questions or suggestions, feel free to drop them in the comments, or send me a massage via email at contact@julesbalancedrecipes.com or Instagram (@julesbalancedrecipes).

And in case, you’ve tried this honey mustard dressing recipe, I’d appreciate your comment and rating on this recipe. It’s easy to do via the comments section below this post and it would mean the world to me.

And of course, I am so curious about your salad creations. Therefore, feel free to send me a picture of your salad via mail or a direct message in Instagram. I would love to see them!

Have fun trying it out and bon appétit,
Jules

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Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Julia Schmitt
For this super easy and calorie friendly salad dressing you’ll only need four basic ingredients. Since leftovers can be stored perfectly in the fridge, this dressing recipe is perfect for your meal prep routine.
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Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salad, sauce
Cuisine international
Servings 2 servings
Calories 38 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 small bowl or a jar

Ingredients
  

  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard (~5 to 10 grams)
  • 2 tsp honey (~12 grams)
  • 2 tbsp orange juice (~30 ml)
  • 2 tbsp water (~30 ml)
  • salt, pepper

Instructions
 

  • Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix them together with a fork or small whisk.
    Alternatively, place all the ingredients in a jar, screw the lid on tightly and shake it well until everything is well combined.
    honey mustard dressing in a jar
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Notes

Nutritional values per serving:
  • calories: 38 kcal
  • fat: 1 g
  • carbohydrates: 6 g
  • proteins: 1 g

Nutrition

Calories: 38kcal
Keyword honey mustard, salad dressing
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