Golden Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe | Honey Mustard Salad

This sweet, spicy, tangy, golden honey mustard salad dressing is almost a universal dressing which is good with any salad combination. You will always have ingredients in the pantry to make this classic golden dressing for your salad.

This gets ready within minutes and in fact you can make a big batch and store it for a few days in the fridge. This is like the most basic salad vinaigrette which goes well with bitter leaves, or sweet pears, or crunchy vegetables. I particularly like this dressing on grilled chicken and mixed salad leaves. But here I have a vegetarian salad with toasted bread and crunchy vegetables like carrot, cucumber etc.

Make this golden sauce and use it as a dressing, or a marinade or to make a quick sauce for the chicken, or to simply dip your fingers in it :-). It has many uses and it’s a classic recipe. You can add or replace any ingredient to suit your liking. This one here is without mayo but a classic recipe is made with mayo to bring it all together.

How do you make homemade honey mustard sauce?

A honey mustard sauce is a classic sauce made with Mayo, Mustard, Honey, Vinegar, Salt and Cayenne Pepper. It perfectly balances the sweet from the honey, the spicy from the pepper, tangy from the vinegar, creamy from the mayo with a nice pungent after taste with the mustard. It’s so good that its almost annoying how quickly it’s made. For my version of the homemade honey mustard sauce see the recipe below.

You may also want to check out three beautiful salads which are part of my Healthy Salad 4 Way Video below. Rainbow Salad With Thai Peanut Butter Salad Dressing , Watermelon and Feta Salad With Mint Recipe, Buttermilk Green Goddess Pasta Salad Recipe.

Golden Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe

This sweet, spicy, tangy, golden honey mustard salad dressing is almost a universal dressing which is good with any salad combination.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Nandita


For Salad

  • 1/4 cup Pear cubed
  • 1/2 cup Mixed bell peppers diced
  • 1/4 cup Purple cabbage diced
  • 1/4 cup Carrots cubed 
  • 1/4 cup Corn boiled
  • 1/2 cup Toasted bread torn into pieces (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Lettuce

For Mustard & Honey Dressing

  • 2-3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Mustard sauce or kasundi
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Red chili flakes
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice


  1. Blend together the dressing ingredients. Adjust seasoning if required. Add little water if the dressing is too thick.
  2. Mix together pear, peppers, carrot, purple cabbage, corn, lettuce and toasted bread.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and serve cold.


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