Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Honey Wholegrain Mustard Dressing


The first time I tried a honey mustard dressing made with wholegrain mustard was at Salad Shack. I liked the dressing very much. I used to see chefs on TV put mustard into salad dressings. At that time, I thought it was weird.

After I tried it myself, I realized that mustard gives the dressing a lift and from then on, I added mustard to my dressings. I started off by using those yellow mustard that you put on hotdogs or burgers and then I graduated to dijon mustard. 


The problem with me is that I buy a bottle of mustard, use it once or twice and then it sits if the fridge untouched for months. These things have a short shelf life after opening and I have wasted countless bottles of mustard. When it is time to toss the mustard, I dig it out and save the bottle. I collect the bottles because I think they are cute.


Since I liked the dressing at Salad Shack, I decided to recreate it at home. The one at Salad Shack was on the thick side which I felt made it difficult to dress the salad. I remember having to ask for extra dressing because the salad was under dressed. It was difficult to spread the dressing evenly over the greens since it was so thick.


I am quite happy with my concoction, though it is not 100% spot on. When I served salad with this dressing during Chinese New Year, it was well received by my family. So I am sharing the recipe in case anyone is interested.









Honey Wholegrain Mustard Dressing
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :
- 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
- salt and pepper to taste

Method :
1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Note : My recipe is agak-agak (estimated), so please make adjustment according to your taste.

26 comments:

  1. Yes, I do like some of the salad dressings I've tasted around here, anytime better than mayo...straight from the bottle. I wouldn't go back to those, that's for sure.

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    1. Mayo can be cloying so most of the time I prefer this type of dressing.

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  2. I actually don't like mustard especially yellow mustard but I've not tried whole grain mustard. Since you like it (and our taste buds are quite similar), maybe I should give it a go! ;)

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    1. I didn't like mustard too in the beginning. I thought it had a strange taste and that's because I tasted it by itself. But when I had it with hotdogs and ketchup and relish, it tasted very good. So now when I order my Subway sandwich, I'll be sure to ask for mustard and chili sauce hee..hee...

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  3. Your agak-agak salad recipe is very nice, colourful and calling me as usual..!!

    I am still at the learning stages to eat the various salad dressings and mustards. They all tasted good to me but I am always at loss when choosing, so I simply add all.

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  4. I thought all mustard are yellow and I didn't like how strong those are. Hmm, time to try new flavors huh... dijon mustard...

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    1. They are not nice on their own but enhance flavors of roasted/grilled meat and salad dressings.

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  5. I have stopped buying products that I will only use once or twice because I will end up throwing them away later. But the bowl of chicken & salad makes me drool!

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    1. Best not to buy if not using often but I never follow this advice.

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  6. I think if we use different brands of dijon mustard, honey, red wine vinegar and olive oil, we may get a different taste from yours. Can you please share your preferred brands for the four items above? Thanks!

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    1. Oh, I don't have a preferred brand and grab what's available. For this particular recipe I used Maille Wholegrain Mustard, Borges Red Wine Vinegar and Papa Alfredo Olive Oil. As for the honey, it was an Australian brand raw honey.

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  7. I just bought a bottle of honey mustard dressing recently and used it on my egg sandwich and my boiled veggie

    But mine is without the wholegrain

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    1. Honey mustard dressing is very nice too.

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  8. "These things have a short shelf life after opening and I have wasted countless bottles of mustard."

    You reminded me that I should try to finish my bottle of honey mustard before they expire and go to waste

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    1. Yah, better finish up or else it is wasted.

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  9. I never have problems with remaining mustard as my husband eats it always with sausages😀

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    1. Yes, it goes very well with sausage!

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  10. My friend taught me how to make honey mustard dressing and I love it but my version is simpler with only honey + dijon mustard + olive oil + pepper & salt

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  11. Your salad is so beautiful!!!

    Same with you, I hardly use mustard. Hubby bought a bottle of mustard once for his salad and only use few times and the whole bottle sitting idly in the fridge till I threw it away.

    Usually my simple salad dressing is just olive oil, vinaigrette, salt or olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar. ^^

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes I also make dressing like yours and it is also very good.

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