Easy Mustard Jar Salad Dressing

Easy Mustard Jar Salad Dressing

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 6 tablespoons Dressing
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
183 Calories
14g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 183
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 99mg 493%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 291mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The best way to use up the very last bit of mustard in the jar is to shake it out using other ingredients to make an easy custom salad dressing for your favorite salad. Tweak this general blueprint for mustard jar salad dressing any way you like—use your favorite kind of mustard (whole grain is delicious in this recipe), the chopped fresh herbs of your choice, finely chopped onion or shallot for a little zip, an acid like lemon juice or vinegar, and enough olive oil to create an emulsion. You can watch this easy technique in the video below.  


The dressing will stay fresh tightly capped in its jar for up to a week, and also makes a great marinade for chicken, pork tenderloin, or vegetables destined for the grill. 

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Bottom of the Jar Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, or a mostly empty jar of Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped chives

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 1 teaspoon water, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Easy Mustard Jar Salad Dressing ingredients

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  2. Pour all dressing ingredients into the jar, except salt and pepper.

    all of the Easy Mustard Jar Salad Dressing ingredients in a jar

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  3. Cap tightly and shake vigorously, up and down and side to side, until mixture has thickened and emulsified (about 30 seconds).

    shake jar with Easy Mustard Jar Salad Dressing

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  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    salt added to the Easy Mustard Jar Salad Dressing in a jar

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  5. If the dressing seems too thick, add up to a teaspoon of cold water half a teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

    water added to the Easy Mustard Jar Salad Dressing in a jar

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  6. Pour directly from the jar onto your favorite salad and toss lightly before serving.

    Easy Mustard Jar Salad Dressing poured over salad

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