I have a lovely garden of homemade salad dressings growing on my blog now, 15 so far, if you’d like to browse through them! And this latest one, my old-fashioned, easy as can be, Creamy Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing is one of my favorites! It comes together so quickly, that you’ll wonder why you ever bought it!
It’s reminiscent of what you’d expect at a restaurant, and doubles as a super fun dipping sauce, too! Great with chicken tenders, steak fondue bites, roasted potato wedges and french fries, onion rings and deep-dried mushrooms, and can even act as a spread for sandwiches and burgers! 😉
But my favorite way to enjoy this creamy, slightly sweet, a little bit tangy, and oh so good sauce, is over a bed of lettuce topped with all kinds of fresh, lean, salad goodies! Especially after the holidays when you feel icky from all of those rich foods, and let’s face it, a bit pudgy from all of those cookies and candies snuck, scarfed and hoarded from the goodie tray! 😉
My hubby and I drop the extra pounds quickly when we go on salad binges, and though I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions because I hate the stress and guilt of failure, we knew it was time to “binge” again! 😉
I whipped up my hubby’s all-time favorite, my Creamy French Salad Dressing, but you know me, I’m always wanting something different. 😉
I hadn’t shared my silly-simple honey-mustard one yet, so that decided it.
I do have a fancier one on my blog, but I wasn’t in the mood for anything more than just plain ‘n simple after the holidays. And this takes so few ingredients, that it seemed like the perfect fix to me!!
I start with a 50/50 base of regular mayo and Miracle Whip, as I don’t like it too heavy, and I like the sweet tanginess that Miracle Whip lends when combining it with any kind of mustard. So the “half and half” works perfectly for me! You can use all of one or the other, but even if you swear you’re a fan of just one, I truly think that you’ll enjoy the combination. (My hubby – a.k.a. “Mr. Picky Pants” – swears he hates MW, and despises mustard dressings – – but he LOVED this!) So that must count for something! 😉
Personally, I consider myself lucky to happen to enjoy both. Each for different things, though. One must draw a line somewhere. 😉
The rest is just as simple. Honey. Favorite mustards. Lemon juice.
Salad dressings are always created from minimal ingredients and lend an explosion of flavor. And this is no exception.
I use a combo of regular table mustard, (a must for me to establish a solid base of flavor), then I just go for whatever other mustard I have in the fridge that suits my mood. This time, I chose a nice, humble, spicy brown mustard. It always works.
But you can most certainly play with whatever makes you happy. Or add a nice spoonful of that interestingly-sounding mustard that you got for Christmas! 😉
Fresh lemon juice is always best. Hands down no doubt about it. But when they resemble the walking dead in the middle of winter, and want 2-3 $, apiece!!, for those small, withered, sad-looking fruits….I just reach for the bottle. 😉 And I don’t mean limoncello….although…. 😉 Maybe next time! 😀
So anyways, if you’re in need of a VERY easy and simple salad dressing to help melt off those holiday pounds, or a kid-friendly and fun dip for some party wings to enjoy while watching the upcoming Super Bowl, this comes together in like….5 minutes. 😉
Hope you make this soon and enjoy as much as we do!!
A perfect match! 😉
Click on the photo for the recipe!