honey mustard dressing

Honey Mustard Dressing

My boys and I are very into salads right now.  And It’s my job to change it up with different and fun salad dressings to keep them interested.  The scrumptious salad above is 100% from my garden.  It includes a variety of lettuces, dino kale, tomatoes and cucumbers.  I love sending the boys out to “pick” a dish that we will be having for dinner, and it’s great to hang out in the kitchen with them while they wash and chop the vegetables.

I find that gluten free salad dressings that have a little bit of tang and sweetness keep the boys interested in their veggies.  Here’s one of our favorites.

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Honey Mustard Dressing
  1. In a medium mason jar, combine apple cider vinegar, mustard, honey, and olive oil
  2. Shake well until combined
  3. Serve over mixed greens
  4. Store in mason jar in refrigerator for up to 3 days

Did you know that today, September 13th, is Celiac Awareness Day? It is also the date of Samuel Gee’s birthday. Samuel Gee is credited with being the first person to find a link between Celiac Disease and diet. He once said “if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet.”

In honor of Celiac Awareness Day I’ll be doing a book signing at the Whole Foods on Pearl Street in Boulder from 4:30-6:30pm tonight, September 13th. Hope to see you there!

If you would like a chance to win The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook Nuts.com is doing a giveaway on their Facebook page.


  1. says

    Elena, Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful, easy recipes. I made this salad dressing (among others) originally for myself. I sneaked some drizzled on spinach leaves for my 7 yr old daughter last week at dinner. The next thing I know she totally disregarded her fork and plunged into her salad with all 10 fingers, dragging the greens around in the sauce and then adding more sauce until it was drowning in the dressing. This is a HUGE milestone for us because normally she wouldn’t eat a salad unless it had store bought ranch dressing on it. Now every day she eats a spinach and swiss chard (I recently started sneaking that in for more goodness…she is either clueless or doesn’t care) with your wonderful dressing! As for the fork? Well, she still uses her fingers to eat her salad but I’m picking my battle on that one…and figure as long as the good stuff is going in…I don’t care how it gets there!

  2. says

    hi Elana,
    I just want to thank you for such a beautiful website and share with you a film that I just completed that compliments so much of what you share. . The film is called, The Cure Is U!
    This film was created to bring forward one of the most powerful health messages to come along in decades and that is:
    “what we hold in our thoughts and beliefs maybe one of the most significant factors in determining our health and wellbeing or whether you experience disease in your lifetime”.
    Your input here can make a huge difference in addressing our health crisis. I would be grateful for your thoughts. I am getting ready for worldwide distribution and would love to get your input prior to as I am continually improving the film .
    Here is a free link to the trailer and if it resonates, a link to a significant portion of the film.


    Thank you for all you do in making people’s lives so much better,

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  3. Martha says

    This is more of a question. My son and I are diabetic and I was wondering if your recipes are healthy for us. I have been checking out different flours and am very interested in your cook book but I’m not sure if it would work for us.

  4. pilotmiketx says

    I’ve been making honey mustard dressing for years with just honey, dijon and an acid. Substitute your favorite fresh citrus juice to compliment the ingredients in your salad. It doesn’t need oil.

  5. Marjorie says

    Elana, I have your book and love reading it, as well as your website. As I am prediabetic, I have had to watch my carb intake with a focus on the Glycemic Index of food. Almond flour is perfect because it is made from almond nuts, hence has low GI and does not cause swings in blood sugar levels. I have passed on the info about almond meal to family members, and turned them onto several recipes I make from your book. Question I have concerning agave. My grandson has autism and the autism boards say not to consume it, so my daughter-in-law doesn’t want me cooking things for him with agave. Is honey, or sugar syrup (not corn syrup, but Lyle’s golden syrup) interchangeable with agave in all the recipes?

    Again, thanks for the wonderful recipes and information on your website. Peace and all best wishes, Marjorie

  6. Beth says

    I’ve made something similar before, but not with the apple cider vinegar. What a great idea to add it to the dressing.
    Will be tossing this together tonight!

  7. Bern says

    I’m going to try this with maple syrup instead of honey. I have fructose malabsorbtion and agave and honey are both too high in fructose for my tummy to tolerate but maple goes down just fine :)

  8. Jessica says

    Also, I had a moment when I saw this post in my inbox…I’m with Karen R, did an internet search earlier today. This recipe is JUST what I was looking for!

  9. Jessica says

    I just want to say that I found your blog a few months ago, and I absolutely LOVE it. It’s been such an inspiration to me in the kitchen. I’m still fairly new at the completely gluten-free, dairy-free, (and in most cases) sugar-free lifestyle…I’m a college student surrounded by friends who get to eat whatever they want (something I’ve never been able to do) and it’s been a fairly difficult transition. Blogs like this have given me hope, and have awakened a new passion for healthy cooking and baking, without having to give up so many of the meals and desserts that I love! It’s also given me a chance to share these recipes with my friends, who usually hear ‘vegan’ or ‘gluten/dairy free’ and run for the hills. Thanks for providing me with the resources to not only eat and feel better in my own life, but extend that to those around me. Truly inspiring.

  10. says

    Mmm, yummy….I love honey mustard dressing (made with real honey of course) but have failed to come up with a recipe of my own. There is a little restaurant in town that I will occasionally stop at for lunch and get a to-go salad. It is full of organic greens, smoked salmon, thinly sliced raw beets, red onions, and their homemade honey mustard dressing. Scrumptious! I’ll give yours a try this week. We’ve got loads of kale and lettuces in our garden too. :)

  11. mary says

    Mustard? Years ago when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, it was recommended that all mustard products be avoided – not because they contain gluten but because some celiacs’ bodies incorrectly recognized it as containing gluten (rather like a cross-sensitivity issue). Has the thought on this issue changed? Thanks.

  12. Karen R says

    I think you read my mind-I just did an internet search for Honey Mustard dressing not two days ago! I will definitely be trying yours-usually the simplest ones are the best. Thanks!

  13. 4kiddos says

    A few drops of stevia works great for the sweetener too. That is how I make all of my dressings or marinades. Great for those with yeast issues or diabetes.

  14. Lisa says

    I make something very similar (with honey) but my twist is to add a clove of garlic (I love garlic with EVERYTHING) and a pinch of sea salt and pepper.

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