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Flavor Factor

Honey Mustard Dressing That Goes With Everything

Feb. 15. 2022
Flavor Factor
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

This Honey Mustard Dressing That Goes With Everything will add so much flavor to any grain bowl, salad, or stir fry you make. 

Our core belief here is that balanced eating should be both nutrient-dense and delicious-dense!

One of the unique elements in our Foundational Five system for creating balanced meals is the Flavor Factor, which is all about adding ingredients that help make your meal taste delicious and even more nutritious, including sauces, dressings, spices, and herbs.

Made with dijon mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar, this Honey Mustard Dressing will quickly become your go-to dressing for all of your homemade salads! 

Make this Flavor Factor recipe on your batch cooking day and you’ll be able to enjoy it in a variety of ways throughout the week! 

Using The Foundational Five To Create This Honey Mustard Dressing

In case you’re new to the NS Community and the Mindful Nutrition Method, the Foundational Five system is part of how we teach you to build balanced meals. It makes it easy for you to give your body the nourishment you need while having the flexibility to enjoy the foods you love without stressing about food.

The Foundational Five is made up of five elements of nutrition. This includes Protein, Fat, Non-starchy Carbohydrates, starchy & Sugary Carbohydrates, and the Flavor Factor. The Flavor Factor brings vibrancy, deliciousness, and enjoyment to your meals! 

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Apple Cider Vinegar Nutrition Benefits

  • Contains antifungal and antibacterial properties
  • Helps control appetite and manage weight gain
  • Maintain healthy blood glucose levels
  • Maintain healthy cholesterol levels

Ingredients Needed To Make Honey Mustard Dressing 

  • Honey
  • Dijon Mustard 
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

How To Make This Honey Mustard Dressing

First, simply gather your ingredients including honey, dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar.  Next, whisk together until fully combined or simply put in a glass jar with a lid tightly on and shake.

Tips for Making This Honey Mustard Dressing 

There’s a tip you should keep in mind that will help you easily store this Honey Mustard Dressing.

Store in Air-tight Glass Swing Bottles 

Utilizing air-tight glass swing bottles for storage will keep your dressing tasting fresh and delicious for up to a week. Plus, their pour-friendly tops make it easy to mix into any salad, grain bowl, or stir fry!  

Double or Triple the Recipe!

Want this dressing to last you all week long for many delicious salads and balanced meals? Then just double or triple the recipe amount to fill up a glass jar (as pictured) to coast you through many balanced salads.

What To Serve With Honey Mustard Dressing With To Make It Balanced

This dressing is a great source of flavor factor, meaning it will add a boost of nutrients and enjoyment to any meal! To help round it out and make a Foundational Five meal, be sure to add it to a bowl, dish, or plate that has your other Foundational Five components. Salads are such an easy way to incorporate all of these ingredients! 

FAQ About How To Make Honey Mustard Dressing That Goes With Everything:

Do I have to use honey?

Not necessarily! If you generally don’t enjoy honey, feel free to use another natural source of sugar to add a touch of sweetness. Maple syrup would work just as well here! 

How long will this recipe last?

When stored in an air-tight glass container, you can use this dressing for up to a week. 

The Recipe




2 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

Sea salt and black pepper to taste


Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Another way to combine these ingredients is to add them to a glass jar with a lid tightly on and shake until the ingredients are well combined.


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