Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
I am totally loving this warmer weather! I forget each year how dark and dreary winter is until spring comes along. My morning runs have moved back outsides and are accompanied by the sweet songs of the birds.
With the change in weather, my diet also changes. Warmer weather means lighter food for me. In the cold months, my meals consist of more heavier, warmer, and dense food, read: oatmeal and soups. Warm weather means salads and smoothies. I get excited with the changing weather each year to transition my diet back to whatever is in season, to try out new recipes and go back to my favorites for that season. This vinaigrette is one of my go-tos for salad dressings!
Honey mustard dressing consists basically of what is indicated in the name. Honey mustard is a great detoxifying salad dressing. Mustard contains turmeric. Lemon juice creates an alkalizing environment in the body (a good thing)! And honey is a great all natural sweetener that can typically be found locally with ease.
Making your own dressing is not only much less expensive, but you know exactly what’s going in it (no questionable ingredients or added sugars), and it will last in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
Yellow mustard gets its vibrant color from turmeric, a huge favorite spice of mine, and it probably one of the best store bought condiments you can get! The ingredients are usually all recogniable and simple, but like everything else, should be enjoyed in moderation because of its high sodium content. Turmeric has been used in ancient Eastern cultures as a medicinal substance, primarily for anti-inflammation.
- ½ c Yellow Mustard
- ¼ c Honey
- Juice of one Large Lemon
- 1-2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Whisk all ingredients together.
- Pour over your favorite salad.
I love using the vinaigrette on simple green salads, sometimes adding a few “house salad” veggies like sliced cucumbers and grated carrots.