Honey Dijon Dressing

Thanks to French cuisine, we have Dijon mustard. And because of that, we can make, Honey Dijon Dressing.

Dijon mustard is named after the city were it was first invented, the city of Dijon in Burgundy, France, which was the center of mustard making in the late Middle Ages.

Dijon mustard is different than regular mustard, as it is made with white wine vinegar in place of apple cider vinegar and with brown mustard seeds in place of the yellow seeds.

Different Brands Of Dijon Mustard Made In France

It is interesting to note that the addition of vinegar or another acid to prepare mustard is needed as without it the mustard does take on a bland flavor with time.

Mustard is a tangy condiment that adds a burst of zesty flavor to a variety of foods, including use in salad dressings and vinaigrettes.

Why Use Mustard In Salad Dressing

Mustard is a popular addition to salad dressings and vinaigrettes. It adds a burst of tangy flavor and the mustard seeds have an emulsification property. That is it helps keep the oil and vinegar from separating.

And that’s a good thing, as the dressing or vinaigrette sticks to the leafy greens instead of falling and puddling at the bottom of the salad bowl.

This recipe for Honey Dijon Dressing, goes great with spinach-based salads. Like this Fennel and Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Balsamic Mustard Vinaigrette.

Though, because it is naturally sweetened with honey it can go with a variety of salad fixings and including as a coleslaw dressing.

Read More Here & Learn How To Make A Salad

Honey Dijon Dressing

1/3 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 – 2 tablespoon dijon mustard

pinch of salt (or more to taste)

Put all ingredients into a mason jar or salad dressing shaker and give it a good shake until everything is well combined.

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