Creamy Honey Balsamic Mustard Dressing

Balsamic vinegar has a bite and why not give it a partner that can one-up with a creamy bite? This honey balsamic mustard dressing blends the best balsamic vinegar with a sharp spicy mustard and sweetens the whole thing up with a bit of honey. You’ll love how this smooth and tangy dressing clings to crisp romaine or finds the nooks and crannies of celery.

cut glass bowl with honey balsamic dressing and a spoon in it
Honey mustard balsamic dressing has big sweet flavor.

Sweet honey balsamic dressing

It’s no secret that I think making homemade salad dressing is one of the easiest things to do in the kitchen. And it’s definitely one of the most economical. Get ready to add one more simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing to your must-make list with this creamy honey balsamic mustard dressing.

It’s the best of all salad dressing worlds…sweet, zesty with a bit of a bite. Plus the whole family is gonna love it.

Other easy balsamic recipes like this you’ll ♥️: whisked fig balsamic vinaigrette, savory sauteed vegetable sandwich, and this pretty, layered deli meat brick sandwich. Or give my Italian couscous a try …such an easy side dish recipe!

The simple ingredients you’ll need

black board with honey in a measuring spoon and small glass bowl of honey and honey dipper
Only 4 ingredients to mix up honey balsamic dressing.

In addition to the obvious core ingredients of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, there are 2 more ingredients that make this dressing creamy, balanced and add so much flavor:

  • Honey. You can use whatever kind you have on hand!
  • Sharp mustard. And not just any kind but a very specific Honeycup Uniquely Sharp Mustard. It’s sweet, spicy and thick in the best way.

How to make creamy honey balsamic mustard dressing

white bowl with vinegar and mustard inside and black measuring spoon on white background
white bowl with a whisk and balsamic vinegar dressing being mixed
white mixing bowl with seasoning and balsamic vinegar and black measuring spoon
  • To a clean bowl or measuring cup, add the balsamic vinegar along with the honey and mustard.
  • Whisk together and then slowly whisk in olive oil until creamy.
  • Add salt and pepper and whisk again.

All the places that need honey balsamic dressing

Oh and are there many! Let’s put a quick list together:

Chicken sandwiches. A grilled chicken sandwich deserves a drizzle of dressing, right?

Pizza. A quick dunk of a crispy pizza crust into some honey balsamic could become a habit.

Veggies. How ’bout a little sprinkle of sweet balsamic over sauteed veggies like sauteed broccolini or garlicky spinach? Or as a tangy dip for crispy eggplant fries. So good!

Storage and Freezer Suggestions

spoon holding honey balsamic dressing in a cut glass bowl with bowl of dressing and wooden board

Store in a salad dressing container or glass mason jar for up to 2 weeks (it never lasts that long in my house!)

To freeze, pour the dressing into a small freezer safe bag and freeze standing up until solid. Then you can lay them down and put a bunch together in a larger freezer bag.


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Creamy Balsamic Honey Dressing

Balsamic vinegar has a bite and why not give it a partner that can one-up with a creamy bite? This honey balsamic mustard dressing blends the best balsamic vinegar with a sharp spicy mustard and sweetens the whole thing up with a bit of honey. You'll love how this smooth and tangy dressing clings to crisp romaine or finds the nooks and crannies of celery.
Makes about 2/3 cup of dressing.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes
Servings 6
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Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, sharp mustard, and honey in a glass measuring cup.
    ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, 2 Tablespoons Honeycup sharp mustard, 2 Tablespoons honey
  • Slowly pour the oil in a steady stream while whisking continuously whisking. Add salt and pepper. Taste and correct for seasoning. 
    ¼ cup olive oil, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper

Notes

Whisking Alternatives:
  • If you have a hard time whisking, hold the whisk between the palm of both hands and swish back and forth (like you’re washing your hands) while keeping the whisk at the bottom of the measuring cup the whole time.
  • Follow the recipe but place the ingredients in a jelly or canning jar. Shake vigorously to incorporate and mix the dressing.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Lori Murphy
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