I’ve been posting a few recipes on making your own homemade sauces and homemade seasonings. You do not need Taco Bell Taco seasoning to make good taco seasoning for your taco meat and you can make delicious healthy salad dressings in a snap without relying on Hidden Valley! Commercially made dressings and dips are filled with all sorts of bad for you ingredients. Homemade sauces, dips and seasonings are much healthier and cost much less than buying the commercial versions. We are getting in the habit of supplying our pantry with the needed supplies to be able to make our own sauces. My little girls love to mix and stir ingredients together and they make fine taste testers. My 4 year old is always ready with her opinions on what we should add…”a lot more honey, mom!”
This week we made a very simple Honey Mustard Sauce. It was a big hit around here. I altered the recipe just slightly because instead of a thick dip, I was wanting to turn the sauce into Honey Mustard Dressing. By adding a little bit of olive oil, it easily converted to a nice dressing.
Easy Honey Mustard Recipe
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- For salad dressing, add olive oil to desired consistency.
I put all the ingredients in a small mason jar and stirred together with a fork. If you have any sauce/dressing left, you can store it in the refrigerator.
Honey Mustard sauce and dressing goes well with these foods:
Chicken – on baked chicken or for a chicken dip.
Dip for raw veggies like carrots and celery
Dressing for a variety of salads
Use on sandwiches
Here are some other articles that talk about homemade salad dressings: