I used to love to eat at Red Robin. Every burger comes with bottomless steak fries and your choice of a myriad of dipping sauces. I always went with their honey mustard poppy seed dressing. Tangy, sweet, and creamy combined with greasy and salty? Oh, man. Let’s not talk about the ingredients in that honey mustard salad dressing except to say that it is chemical sludge. Delicious, delicious chemical sludge with hundreds of unpronounceable ingredients. And I missed every one of them. Excuse me while I wipe a little drool off my chin…
I’ve been working on my Real Food Overhaul for Red Robin’s honey mustard poppy seed dressing for a little while now and I think I’ve got it! No chemical sludge. No unpronounceable ingredients. Just tangy, sweet, and creamy satisfaction. It’s good on salad. It’s good to dip your oven-fried chicken. It’s good to eat plain. I think it’s just good. And exactly what I was missing.
A note on the mayonnaise. I made it originally with all olive oil mayo, but you can really taste the bitter in the olive oil. I made it the second time with half olive oil/half duck fat mayonnaise and it was way better.
Honey Mustard Poppy Seed Dressing
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings.