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 with text overlay.


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If you enjoy salad dressings that are on the sweeter side, you'll love Raspberry Vinaigrette and Homemade French or Catalina Dressings!

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.

Honey Mustard Dressing in mason jar with salad in the background.

Lightened Up

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?

When it comes to the plain Greek yogurt in this recipe, you may use full-fat/whole milk, low-fat, or even fat-free. Any of them will work in this recipe, so go with your preference.

Mason jar with ingredients in background.

Reasons to Make Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

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!

Honey Mustard Dressing drizzled over a salad.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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.

(Alternatively, for a thicker dipping sauce with just a handful of ingredients, you could give my Healthy Honey Mustard a try instead!) 😉

Aerial view of Honey Mustard Dressing.

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!

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Lightened-Up Honey Mustard Dressing

Honey Mustard Dressing

This creamy Honey Mustard Dressing is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy and, as a bonus, it's lightened up with Greek yogurt!
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 (2-tablespoon) servings (approximately 1 cup of dressing)
Calories: 98kcal
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  • ¼ cup mild-flavored oil, such as sunflower or extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Measure all ingredients into a bowl and whisk vigorously until well-blended. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if necessary. Use as a salad dressing or a dipping sauce.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks; shake well before using.


  • Instead of whisking in a bowl, you may process the ingredients in a mini food processor or blend them in a blender.
  • You may opt to use whole milk, low-fat, or fat-free plain Greek yogurt.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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  1. what are the ingredients of the salad displayed wit honey mustard dressing but not mentioned? Looked delicious!
    Thank you!!

    1. Hi Libby! The salad pictured in this post includes romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, and sliced almonds (I recommend toasting). 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I have made this multiple times, sometimes exactly as your recipe calls for. Other times I substitute lime juice for the cider vinegar. If I don’t have Dijon mustard I use prepared yellow mustard. It always turns out very tasty. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    I've been using this recipe for the last year. It's delicious and I like it so much better than another Honey Mustard dressing that I tried. Thank you for this light version.

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

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

  5. 5 stars
    This is so much better than the full of calories stuff! I sometimes feel as if honey mustard dressing is too heavy, so I love this version of it.