Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

This recipe is a guideline only. It makes a very thick honey mustard dressing. If you prefer a thinner dressing, you could leave out the English mustard powder and/or increase the vinegar to oil ratio.

I know this is just a salad dressing and it feels a little silly to point out that there is some goodness in it but mustard has some surprising qualities; it both stimulates the appetite and, in moderation, aids digestion. Exactly what you want in a salad dressing.

Ingredients for honey mustard vinaigrette
Honey Mustard Vinaigrette – All you need is a jar, some mustard flour, salt, pepper, vinegar, oil and honey. And don’t forget the wholegrain mustard!

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette


  • 1/2 teaspoon of English mustard flour
  • good pinch of salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 dessertspoons white wine vinegar
  • 9 dessertspoons sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey (or brown sugar to make it vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard


  1. To make the dressing simply add the ingredients to a jar, put the lid on tightly and shake the jar until it is well blended.

Blending salad dressing by shaking it.
Seal it. Shake it. That’s all there is to it.
broccoli, carrot and apple salad
A sweet salad with raw broccoli, carrots, apple, walnuts and mixed seeds, in a honey mustard vinaigrette.
rainbow slaw, some vegan wholemeal scones and hummus
A bowl of rainbow slaw in honey mustard vinaigrette, some vegan wholemeal scones and hummus.

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I was a vegetarian for 4 - 5 years in my late teens. A very unhealthy vegetarian. Never cooked any proper meals. I set up this blog with the intention of adding more vegetables to my diet but it occurred to me recently I'm also kind of talking to the unhealthy vegetarian teenager I once was.