Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing

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If your kids are like mine, they love to drown anything in honey mustard.  But let’s face it, commercial honey mustard brands almost always contain high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes as you have read in my Salad Dressing Exposed post.  This healthy honey mustard recipe is a dressing that will cost less to make and you most likely have all the ingredients already just laying around!

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Healthy Honey Mustard

Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 cup

Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing


  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (vegans can try coconut yogurt)
  • 2 T yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 T raw honey (maple syrup to keep it vegan)
  • 1 T lemon juice


  • Whisk all the ingredients in a bowl.

Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later. I keep mine in recycled glass jam jars. It should last about a week. Super easy, right?

109 thoughts on “Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing

  1. Your honey mustard is certainly more fancy than mine. Mine consists of just honey and a brown or creole mustard. I haven’t made it in quite sometime and just discovered on the ingredients that the creole mustard has xanthan gum. I might have to trade it out for something else for the next time. Better yet, I’m going to try yours.

    1. The generic spicy brown mustard I buy is just mustard, salt, and vinegar. And also, I do the same as you–just mustard and honey. Sometimes I mix in a lil mayo.

        1. I usually add in Cinnamon. I do not like spicy mustard, so this give it a bit of zip. When I do not care about the health factor, I use honey, yellow mustard, mayo, and cinnamon. I could drink that stuff.

      1. I made it and it is very good. Thanks for all of your recipes. I have tried many of them and haven’t been disappointed yet!

  2. OOOOH one more question. Can you recommend a thousand island recipe? My kids love the store bought so I have to find a tasty alternative……

    1. If you’re not fussy, you can make 1000 Island dressing by mixing mayonnaise, ketchup, chopped hardboiled eggs, and pickle relish. If you want to avoid HFCS or other ingredients you’ll have to modify this.

  3. This is sooo sooo sooo easy fantastic and good!! Thank you so much! Really!! A dressing with protien and no fat makes a happy girl . . . not to mention pro-biotics :-)

  4. Hi Love your recipes and wanted to say I do most if not the 95 % kitchen works .of cooking and Baking. My wife does some and is a wonderful cook.and she has many special meals but gave the kitchen apron over to me I did Cook professionally for many year when I was younger and she said I was way better then her. I went disabled and put out to pasture from my Company she was working at a great Farm market in NJ. she used to wait on people Bobby Flay his mom lived just down the road. Plus one of my friends and musicians Peter Crist. Well that is a little about us. I am always looking to healthier way to recipes and food of all types I like copy cat ones to with the healthy twist. Sorry for this long write next time I will try to just reply your recipes no promising.. Thank you David Thompson

      1. Yeah, haha! It does have a kick. LOL! It was so easy tho I’ll just remade it the right way. Turned out delish! :)

        1. Oh good! I use ground mustard in my homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Only a pinch tho. Glad it turned out okay. :)

      1. you can use – capital T (as well as Tbl) is for tablespoon and lower case t is for teaspoon (as well as tsp). I love your recipes and FB page – look forward to seeing what you are going to be listing next. I have learnt much from you listings about what is bad for you and you have brought awareness to me and I am sure many others.

  5. I spy some organic raw honey in the background! That’s the kind we always keep in stock at home. I buy ours from because I haven’t yet found a better deal… Anyway, I absolutely love your site. I didn’t discover it until I was in full swing with educating myself about ingredients, so much of that aspect I am already aware of because I did a lot of my own research, but it’s so nice to see someone else CARE, and your recipes are fabulous. It shows that sometimes you can do just something differently and not have to give it up entirely! Keep doing what you’re doing :)

  6. I have been following your web site for some time and decided it was time to start trying your recipes. I made this dressing- it was really good. Thank you for all of recipes and helping getting my family to eat better.

  7. Thanks so much for this recipe. My daughter loves honey mustard but like you said, it’s pretty un-healthy and we usually have coconut yogurt on hand!

  8. Thanks for this! Quick question, probably a silly one: I hate yogurt.. Does it have a yogurt-y taste? And Does it come out on the sweet side? My hubby is kind of a hiney mustard snob, lol! Am dying to try a homemade version, this looks great! Thanks!

  9. Im really excited for this. I already make my own, and yes that gets boring! Bc its the basic same ole-same ole thing. Im going to use the organic Dijon as my mustard. ( only bc thats what I have on hand)
    Thanks so much for sharing :)

  10. This looks amazing… and no kidding, it’s healthy! I put all of the ingredients into my “myfitnesspal” recipe/calorie calculator (assuming non-fat greek style yogurt) and came up with 25 calories per 2T dressing! Definitely will become my go-to dressing. I’ll bet it’s yummy on charbroiled chicken and rice, too.

  11. Never was a big fan of honey mustard dressing. Made this recipe andot will be a favorite. I used Fage fat free yogurt. Next will try making my wn ketchup so I can make 1000 dressing without eggs. Don’t like eggs.
    Just made the spiced apple jam and it is in the fridge setting up t so sure about that one but know it will be good on my Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes.

  12. This was my first wholefoodlife try. I am not a cook at all and have always eaten very processed foods. I was so excited had ordered my raw honey got Greek yogurt from the store (got fat free though is that considered whole??) went to put in the lemon juice we had in fridge, yep had extra chemicals so not whole food, then used the yellow mustard from fridge again had a bunch of chemicals!!! So in the end it tasted different from what we are used to and the honey was hard, our usual honey is liquid. My family of five was excited about it even though we ate fish sticks with it, and messed up on the mustard and lemon juice!! Have to start somewhere:)

    1. I hope you liked it? The raw honey is hard, but I just warm it up before mixing everything together. Maybe you can try that next time? You can microwave it for a 15 seconds or stick the jar in a pot of warm water.

        1. I buy yellow mustard at Sprouts. Their brand. Just read the ingredient lists at the stores. Some of them contain artificial dyes. :( Sprouts brand does not. For the lemon juice, I just use fresh squeezed. You can juice a lemon and freeze what you don’t need in ice cube trays. Then you have it whenever a recipe calls for it.

  13. When you say it lasts about a week, do you mean that is how long it is good for or that’s how long it usually takes for you to use it up?

  14. Does this have a strong tang flavor from the yogurt? I loooove honey mustard, but like the sweet kind most so I’m worried this may be a little too tangy for me. Still willing to give it a try though.

    1. I don’t think it has a tang, but if you are sensitive, you might taste one? You can always add a tiny bit more honey to hopefully block it out.

  15. I was a big fan of Ken’s Steakhouse honey mustard dressing, but I made this last night to go on our salad and I’m sold! Will never buy store bought again!

  16. Love this recipe. I used Greek yoghurt, regular honey and then I added some grated fresh garlic and fresh parsley. So good, thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Can you make up a large batch and freeze it? Wondering if it can be frozen or not. Can’t wait to try this dressing. Much healthier for sure. Thanks! ;-)

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