Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chili Honey Mustard Dressing

Today I had the great luck to be visited for lunch by a friend who works near our house. I have fun cooking for her and anticipating the pleasure of midday conversation with another adult.

Today's lunch was roast chicken drumsticks, baked potatoes, and a salad. I needed a dressing, and then remembered that I just happened to have an egg I had cracked open earlier that had come to room temperature. Serendipitous, no? Thus came together a tangy honey mustard dressing with just a hint of heat to liven things up.

Note: There are a lot of chili oils out there that are mostly or all soybean or canola oil. Instead, read labels carefully and try to find 100% olive oils that are chili infused. I found mine used in this recipe at my local Bloom grocery store.

Chili Honey Mustard Dressing
Dresses one large family style salad

1 egg, at room temperature
2 tablespoons chili-infused olive oil, also room temperature
    --> If you don't have this you could instead do 2 T. room temp olive oil with 1 t. chili powder.
1/2 oil-soaked chili pepper
    --> These came in the olive oil I had on hand, I used half of one that was pinkie finger sized.
          You could otherwise probably use 1/2 of a small fresh chili pepper.

1.5 tablespoons plain yellow mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon tamari (I used San-J, but you could also sub coconut aminos)
2 dashes fish sauce (I used Red Boat)
2 dashes hot sauce (I used Tabasco)
1/2 large very ripe pear, or 3 sugar pears
    --> Sugar pears are the mini pears you'll be seeing in the lunches this week...I found them randomly at Sam's Club.

Blend all ingredients thoroughly, and dress salad immediately before serving. Enjoy!



  1. Ooh that dressing sounds awesome! I make my own balsamic and ranch, but haven't tried anything more adventurous. Off to make chili honey mustard dressing I go! :)

  2. Yay!! Let me know how it worked out, Ashley! :)

  3. What an amazing recipe! The mix of sweet and tangy in a dressing is intriguing, and it’s definitely going on my must-try recipe list. Thanks for shopping at Sam’s Club! – Carrie from Sam’s Club


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