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Homemade Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Dressing

Hey, hey! This is part one of a series featuring homemade salad dressings. I quit buying salad dressings years ago in favor of whipping up my own creations. When I was in high school/college my parents started making their own balsamic vinaigrette for our salads at home. I could never find a bottled balsamic that I liked as much as theirs so I started making my own. From their, I began to make all of my dressings at home. They’re usually super simple and only take a minute to whip up.

If you have never tried making your own dressings, I highly encourage that you do. They’re typically much healthier than their bottled counterparts and taste fresh and flavorful.

In this series I’m going to share the following…

– Honey Mustard
– Balsamic Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
– Tahini Dressing
– Lemon Vinaigrette
– Hummus Dressing

Today we’re starting with honey mustard!

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The ingredients list is simple and healthy! Honey, Dijon mustard, plain greek yogurt and lemon.

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You’ll place all of your ingredients into a small bowl. I never measure out my ingredients…I just do the “a little of this, a little of that routine.” Once you’ve made homemade dressing for a while, I promise you’ll do the same.

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And then whisk to combine. I use this honey mustard not only on salads but also as a dipping sauce for wraps and with panko or pecan crusted chicken. It’s tangy, a little sweet and creamy. Also, much healthier than the stuff you buy in a bottle! Note that a strong Dijon mustard adds quite a kick but spicy or whole grain mustard work as well.

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Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing
(Recipe developed by Jen DeCurtins, Peanut Butter Runner)

Ingredients: 

3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (see note above regarding substitutions)
2 tablespoons honey (you might want to start with 1 tablespoon and add from there to desired sweetness)
1 wedge lemon, squeezed

Directions: 

Place all ingredients into a small bowl. Whisk until well combined and serve. Will keep in fridge covered for several days.

Yield: about 1/4 a cup or enough for 1-2 salads, depending on size


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  • 1
    Samantha @ The Faithful Runner June 2, 2014, 10:33 pm

    Very simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing this! Can’t go wrong with honey mustard!

  • 2
    Holly June 2, 2014, 10:45 pm

    This sounds so yummy and a much healthier version of the original which has a lot of mayo! I never thought of using greek yogurt instead of mayo! Thanks for sharing!

  • 3
    Hayley@healthyregardshayley June 2, 2014, 11:17 pm

    yum! I love the simplicity! This is one I would totally make over and over.

  • 4
    Chicago Jogger June 2, 2014, 11:40 pm

    This dressing looks delicious! Cannot wait to try it.

  • 5
    Cat June 3, 2014, 2:57 am

    Ohhh thank you! This is exactly what I need – I’m all about dressings but always feel super limited to find ones with legit ingredients 😉 Perfect for summer salads too!

  • 6
    Beth June 3, 2014, 7:07 am

    I’m so excited for this series — I love homemade salad dressing, but could definitely use some new recipes!! 🙂

  • 7
    Mo June 3, 2014, 9:09 am

    Thank you for doing the salad dressing series! We only make homemade dressings at our house too, and I need some new ones!

  • 8
    Meredith June 3, 2014, 9:31 am

    Looks so yummy- thank you for posting these dressing recipes!

  • 9
    Jennie June 3, 2014, 10:04 am

    This sounds delicious!

  • 10
    Amanda June 3, 2014, 11:18 am

    I don’t know if you have Boars Head products at your deli counter but they make a great spicy mustard that would work really well in this!

  • 11
    Alex @ Kenzie Life June 3, 2014, 11:52 am

    I’ve been wanting to try and make more salad dressings so these recipes are coming at the perfect time! I think this dressing would make an awesome dip for tofu “chicken fingers”! I’m trying that this week! 🙂

  • 12
    Tracy June 3, 2014, 1:08 pm

    Looking forward to the series! Sounds delicious! I use similar ingredients when making tuna, salmon or sardine salad 🙂 I also add a sprinkle of curry powder.

  • 13
    Jenni June 3, 2014, 1:40 pm

    ooh so looking forward to this series, thanks for sharing!! always wondered how you make your dressings, I eat salads every day (cannot.get.enough) and am super creative with my toppings but so uncreative with dressings all I use is balsamic vinegar!

  • 14
    Kristin June 12, 2014, 5:59 pm

    Just whipped it up for tonight’s salad. Yum!

  • 15
    Kim June 17, 2014, 11:15 am

    Made this last evening to dip our chicken fingers in. We just completed the Whole30 so this was a great option that I could control the sweetness/sugar level. We loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Laura February 14, 2015, 4:58 pm

    YUM! I just made this. It sounds so simple but it is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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