Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing

Who else is loving the abundance of fresh local veggies right now? My garden is overflowing with spinach, lettuces, peas, squash, raspberries and several herbs. Due to the wet, warm, humid weather we are experiencing here in Portland, my hair is constantly curly, and many varieties of weeds are thriving in our yard. But lets ignore those things for now, okay?

I’m grilling, sautéing, roasting… or simply tossing raw veggies into bowls and devouring them in the form of salads every day. When it comes to a dressing for my colorful creations, however, the store bought options are usually … ho hum. The bottled salad dressings are often laden with trans fats, sugar, salt, preservatives and artificial flavors. They can quickly turn fresh, crisp, organic goodness into something unthinkably unhealthy. No thank you!

Fortunately, by blending a few basic ingredients, you can quickly and easily create healthier, delicious salad dressings, and feel much better about what you’re ingesting. This honey mustard dressing is my current favorite. It’s slightly tangy, sweet, creamy. It’s also great on grilled, sautéed, or roasted veggies, or drizzled over chicken.

What goes well with honey mustard?

There are plenty of options to choose from. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular choices: vegetables and chicken.

Vegetables are a great pairing for honey mustard. The sweetness of the sauce can help balance out the bitterness of some vegetables, making them more palatable. Try dipping fresh vegetables like carrot sticks, celery, or bell peppers into the sauce. Roasted vegetables like potatoes or Brussels sprouts can also benefit from a drizzle of honey mustard. The sauce can help enhance the natural sweetness of the veggies and add a bit of complexity to the flavor profile.

Another popular option for pairing with honey mustard is chicken. Chicken nuggets or strips are a classic choice, but you can also try grilled or baked chicken breasts. The sweetness of the sauce can help to balance out the saltiness of the chicken, creating a well-rounded flavor profile. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also try using honey mustard as a marinade for your chicken before cooking. The sauce will infuse the chicken with flavor and help to keep it juicy.

Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tablespoons pure honey
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow or brown prepared mustard I used yellow for the sake of a prettier color, but spicy brown is good too
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Cup Greek non-fat plain yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Whisk these ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week or so.

Notes

Recipe makes one cup.

 

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