I am totally in love with Ken's Honey Mustard Dressing! Then why would I want to make my own you might ask? Well.... have you ever gone to the grocery store with high hopes of buying something, only to get there and find the shelf bare? This was the fate of my latest shopping trip, so I'm pretty sure you can imagine the disappointment I felt when this happened! I frantically scrambled around digging towards the back, hoping to find the one misplaced bottle that got pushed to the side. No luck. I thought about getting another type of dressing, but honey mustard pairs the best with the copy cat version of Red Robin's Crispy Chicken Tender Salad that we were making for dinner last night. What's a girl to do when faced with this kind of life altering predicament? Easy answer.... make your own! I went to work in the middle of the aisle looking for and pinning recipes on my Pinterest board. I got home and went straight to work and what I ended up with is pretty darn close to the Ken's brand dressing! The only difference is the consistency. The homemade version is not as thick and upon closer inspection of the Ken's, I see there is Xanthan Gum in it. The next time I might add a bit of this to help thicken it up, but that is a HUGE maybe. It was still very, very good without it. Thanks to the way this one turned out, I'm now on a mission looking for other homemade salad dressing recipes to try! I can't wait to see what others we come up with!
1/2 Cup of Dijon Mustard (I used French's brand Dijon mustard) - I will say a 1/2 cup will make the dijon flavor more distinct than the Ken's. If this isn't to your liking, start with 1/4 cup and increase to your taste.
1/2 cup of honey.
1/4 tsp of salt
3 teaspoons of sugar
Place all ingredients in a bowl or tall measuring cup and blend (or whisk) until smooth and creamy and free of lumps. I used my Cuisinart Immersion Blender and it made the process super easy and was done within seconds! (I absolutely LOVE that thing!)
Use for a salad dressing and also great as a dipping sauce as well!