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Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing

This creamy Honey Mustard Dressing is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, lightened up with Greek yogurt…and not only is it delicious drizzled over a salad, but it also makes a yummy dipping sauce!

Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing ~ the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo...and not only is it delicious drizzled over a salad, but it also makes a yummy dipping sauce! | FiveHeartHome.com

I can’t wait to share this yummy Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing recipe with y’all today! But first, my people-pleasing, Type A personality is compelling me to apologize for missing Monday’s regularly-scheduled blog post. You see, I got all of last week’s posts pre-scheduled in anticipation of the packing and moving marathon that I knew was about to commence…but I figured that we would be settled enough by Sunday night for me to whip out Monday’s post. Well, I was wrong. Everything about the move took longer than expected, and by Sunday night, I couldn’t have told you where my computer was, much less summoned up the energy to form coherent sentences after missing so much sleep over the prior few days.

Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing ~ the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo...and not only is it delicious drizzled over a salad, but it also makes a yummy dipping sauce! | FiveHeartHome.com

Anyhoo, those of y’all who have been following for awhile know that I never miss blog posts, so I am ever-so-sorry and I hope you’ll understand. Let’s just say that moving ranks right up there with my least favorite things…ever. The good news is we have about a month before it’ll be time to move in to our next house! Ha.

But enough about that. Who likes Honey Mustard Salad Dressing? It was my favorite growing up, and after turning my affections towards Italian and Ranch for most of my adult life, I recently rediscovered my affinity for Honey Mustard.

Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing ~ the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo...and not only is it delicious drizzled over a salad, but it also makes a yummy dipping sauce! | FiveHeartHome.com

And today’s version? So. Good. It’s sweet and tangy, and it boasts a secret ingredient to make it simultaneously creamy and lighter in calories and fat…Greek yogurt instead of mayo. AKA, only one of the best recipe swaps ever! Am I right?

What’s nice about this dressing — aside from the flavor, and aside from the fact that it takes mere minutes to whip up — is that it’s all natural. You never know what questionable additives may be concealed in a bottled, store-bought salad dressing…but when you make it homemade, you get to control the ingredients yourself!

Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing ~ the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo...and not only is it delicious drizzled over a salad, but it also makes a yummy dipping sauce! | FiveHeartHome.com

And what’s even more exciting (at least as far as salad dressing excitement can go) is that this Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing can moonlight as a Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce! Do your kids like chicken nuggets? Are you a fan of grilled chicken strips? How about cheeseburger sliders, fried mozzarella sticks, or French fries? Pour this Honey Mustard deliciousness in a bowl and the possibilities are endless…

Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing ~ the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo...and not only is it delicious drizzled over a salad, but it also makes a yummy dipping sauce! | FiveHeartHome.com

So what’s your favorite type of dressing? Has that answer changed over the years? Whether you’re a longtime enthusiast or merely looking to expand your salad dressing/dipping sauce horizons, I hope you love this Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing! In fact, consider it my penance for that missed blog post… 😉

Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing ~ the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo...and not only is it delicious drizzled over a salad, but it also makes a yummy dipping sauce! | FiveHeartHome.com

Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing

Yield: Approximately 1 cup of dressing

Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing

This creamy Honey Mustard Dressing is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, lightened up with Greek yogurt...and not only is it delicious drizzled over a salad, but it also makes a yummy dipping sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Measure all ingredients into a bowl and whisk vigorously, until well-blended. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if necessary. (Alternatively, you process ingredients in a mini food processor or blend them in a blender.) Use as a salad dressing or dipping sauce. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator; shake well before using.
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  1. This looks/sounds better then the full of calories stuff! I sometimes feel as if honey mustard dressing is too heavy, so I love this version of it.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks, Joanna…this version of honey mustard is definitely nice and light. Hope you enjoy it if you have a chance to try it! 🙂

  2. Debbie Caraballo says:

    Sounds like a winner to me! Pinned to make soon…thanks so much, Sam..and have a great weekend! 🙂

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Hope you enjoy it, Deb! Thanks for the pin, and hope you have a fabulous weekend as well! 🙂

  3. Great recipe! I didn’t have Dijon mustard so I used regular prepared mustard and it was great! Thanks so much! !

  4. Is there a calorie count for this dressing?

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I’m sorry I don’t have a calorie count available, Amanda, but you should be able to plug the recipe into MyFitnessPal.com to get the info you need. 🙂

  5. Hi Samantha, how long does this dressing keep in the fridge?

    thanks!

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