This Creamy Mustard Dressing is a simple go-to salad dressing you should always have up your sleeve. A great dressing to amp up your salads!
I love good mustard and it’s highly diverse uses. From a good dollop in my burgers through to creating sauces for marinades and salad dressings, there is never a shortage of mustard in my house!
On top of that, there is always a variety to suit the different meals and nasal clearing levels. I also like having the different textures from super smooth to really grainy.
Mustard is essentially mixing mustard seeds with a liquid. In most cases they are added with acidic liquids such as vinegar so that it can release its enzymes and oils which is what gives the mustards their potency.
You control the level of heat based on which seeds you use, with yellow being the mildest and brown and black being the most pungent, and the level of acidity of the liquid.
For this creamy mustard dressing recipe we are using a seeded or wholegrain mustard. They are sometimes also referred to as “old style” or “country” mustard, possible because it’s rustic in appearance. Seeded mustard is essentially where whole mustard seeds are visible. I love the texture and the small pops of flavour.
Mustards make for great vinaigrettes and we use it in our salads all the time. For this recipe however I wanted to create a different texture and went down the creamy route. Mayonnaise and mustard are a match made heaven. Finger lickin’ good kind of stuff!
Creamy Mustard Dressing Ingredients
Seeded mustard: Using the mild yellow mustard seeds for this recipe as we’re not looking for a nasal clearing variety. But if you do want to blow your socks off, feel free to use a hot mustard for that extra kick!
Mayonnaise: The creamy component of this salad dressing recipe. If you’re game, you can always make some yourself!
Honey: The ultimate sweetener. Make sure you use good honey and not the overly processed honey that’s probably filled with corn starch.
Olive oil: Great for absorbing nutrients from vegetables. Always have a good quality bottle available just for salads.
Lemon: Juice a little lemon for some citrusy flavours.
Salt: Add a pinch of salt to taste.
Creamy Mustard Dressing Method
This is an easy dressing to tie all the ingredients together. I have added mayonnaise for a more creamy taste but you can omit it for a vegan friendly dressing.
Mix together in a small bowl (in a mason jar) olive oil, lemon juice, seeded mustard, honey, mayonnaise and salt. Give it a good whisk or shake so the dressing is well combined. It can be left in the fridge until the salad is ready to serve.
Best Salad for This Dressing
Super-fast and easy Watercress Salad that you can throw together for the perfect side dish to a juicy grilled steak or charred lamb chops. The crunchy apple and pear with the peppery kick of the watercress adds a good punch to any meal.
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Creamy Mustard Dressing
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- In a small mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients (olive oil, honey, seeded mustard, mayonnaise, juice of 1 lemon, salt and pepper) until well combined.
- Pour over salad when ready to be served.
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