Warm Honey and Grain Mustard Dressing

Honey and mustard are a popular combination. This warm honey and grain mustard dressing can be used in a variety of dishes. It is great on potato salad, spooned over salad leaves or as a sauce for roast cod or haddock. You can also use it to dress robust winter salads, such a coleslaw, and as a lighter alternative to creamy mayonnaise or crème fraiche dressings. We personally love this warm dressing in combination with a ham roast on Christmas and Thanksgiving as well. 

This recipe serves 4.
Cooking time: 2 minutes. 


  • 1 tbsp honey (we love our Clover Honey for this).
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard.
  • 4 tbsp (1/4 cup) groundnut oil.
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar.
  • Sea salt and black pepper, freshly ground.

How to prepare

  1. Spoon the honey and mustard into a small saucepan and stir together. Warm over a low heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Gradually add the oil and then remove from the heat. Whisk in the vinegar.
  3. Season the warm honey and grain mustard dressing to taste and use as required. The dressing will keep for three days in a screw-top jar in the fridge.

Source: Collins Beekeeper Bible: Bees, Honey, Recipes & Other Home Uses.