Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette. Pair this delicious homemade honey mustard dressing with your favorite salad! We love ours over baby spinach with dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and crumbled feta. Delicious!

Spinach Cranberry Feta Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

When it comes to dressings, I like to be thoroughly assaulted by flavor. Not quite a sucker punch to the taste buds, but pretty darn close.

In order for me to deem a dressing appropriate, it needs to be a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and enhance any and all veggies I pair it with without overpowering their natural deliciousness. It’s not asking too much.

My past arsenal includes a creamy curry dressing worthy of slathering on everything from salads to rice bowls, a greek vinaigrette that is utterly magical over bell peppers and chickpeas, and a refreshing yet fiery sriracha ranch that takes fish tacos to the next level and then some!

Flavorful dressings FTW!

Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

This zesty vinaigrette rocks our socks!

Looking for a traditional mayo-based honey mustard dressing or dip? For ours we combine equal parts honey, yellow mustard, dijon mustard, and mayo for ours – then adjust the sweetness to taste!

I even make a chipotle honey mustard dip that’s awesome for spreading on veggie burgers and dipping fries in!

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

This scrumptious honey dijon vinaigrette is fast and flavorful! It’s also super easy to customize so you can make it as mild or as bold as your heart desires. Anything goes when it comes to salad dressing!

5 from 4 votes

Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Pair this delicious Honey Dijon Vinaigrette with your favorite salad!

Recipe yields enough for 3-4 side salads or two large salads. Feel free to double  or triple as needed!

Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 172 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin of Peas and Crayons



  1. Whisk all of the above ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Dip a spinach leaf to taste, then adjust the vinegar-to-honey ratio to suit your palette. You can up the tartness or the sweetness! Simply listen to your taste buds; they're brilliant.
  3. Drizzle over #allthesalads

Recipe Notes

No white wine vinegar? This dressing can also be made with red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar if you prefer! Start with 1 TBSP and add extra to taste. 

Optional: This dressing can be made with a food processor or immersion blender too! 

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 189mg8%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing

If you get a chance to try this Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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Originally Published December 2012 – Updated Photos April 2018

Spinach Cranberry Feta Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
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  • Cayla

    5 stars
    I made this tonight. Loved it.

  • Sarah Franci

    5 stars
    so easy – and delicious!

  • I’ve loved honey mustard ever since I was a kid! I’ll need to make this!

    • Cayla

      Made this tonight. Love it.

  • Nothing better than homemade dressing, you always make everything look so easy, and that is amazing, can’t wait to try this dressing

  • Amanda

    5 stars
    I love a flavor punch in my dressings too. This vinaigrette looks and sounds fantastic! A great way to brighten salads, and I bet it’s wonderful over a platter of grilled veggies, too!

  • April

    5 stars
    Homemade vinaigrette is the BEST! Yum!

  • Yum! This looks amazing!

  • This looks fantastic! I don’t usually like mustard too much, but I’d try this in a heartbeat (and probably pour buckets of it onto my salad – it looks *that* good). 🙂

  • I love making honey dijon dressing. It’s so yummy. I’ll have to try the onion, haven’t done that yet.

  • I love honey dijon vinaigrette but I normally buy it from the store rather than make it myself. Your recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I’ll definitely have to give it a try! 🙂 xx

  • Love the post, Jenn. 😀 I’m 100% with ya on the dressing requirements. This looks heavenly and I love the presentation of it in the pictures.

  • I was actually thinking of making a big salad for Christmas with fruit and this dressing would go perfect with what I had in mind. I’m printing now!

  • it’s curry in a hurry. YUM!

  • Yes please on the dressing flavor assault, this coming from a person who enjoys sweating when they eat (bring on the spice!) This dressing looks amaze-a-balls!

  • YUMMY!!! Honey dijon is my fave on everything from salads to roasted brussels sprouts to sandwiches!

  • I looooove a good tasty mustard dressing and this one sounds uh-may-zing!! I think I almost licked my screen – thanks for that! X

  • MIz

    I read your posts and HONE IN ON YER PICS and wonder:
    my food tastes fab but my food be, um, ugly 🙂

  • Yummy! Definitely one of my favorite dressings but I haven’t tried to make it at home yet. I really love a good creamy tahini dressing too.

  • Honey dijon is Ralph’s favorite! I’ll be trying this version, soon…Thanks, Jenn!

  • This is my and REB’s go-to homemade dessert when we have side salads alongside dinner! I love this! It’s so light, tangy and so flavorful!

  • Lovely. During all this holiday craze, I’ve become really appreciative of the lighter meals like this. It’s refreshing.

  • I have no doubt that I would love this dressing. I’m the same as you … I need my salad dressing to pack a punch! 😉

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