Learn how to make the best vegan honey mustard with 4 easy-to-find ingredients in just a couple of minutes! Drizzle it over your favorite salads or serve it as a dipping sauce with sweet potato fries and more. This sweet and tangy salad dressing is one the whole family will love.
Why You'll Love This Easy Homemade Dressing
- Great salad dressing or dipping sauce. Honey mustard dressing is not only great for dressing salads like my Fall Kale and Quinoa Salad. Enjoy this sweet and savory recipe as a dipping sauce for Sweet Potato Fries, Ninja Foodi Roasted Potatoes or served on a Dairy Free Charcuterie Board. It even makes a delicious saucy condiment on sandwiches, wraps, and vegetarian burgers.
- Quick and easy. Making DIY salad dressings from scratch can be intimidating and require special appliances like blenders or food processors, but not this honey mustard. All you need is 4 easy ingredients and a fork for whisking smooth.
- Meal prep friendly. Homemade honey mustard will last for over a week in the refrigerator, so make a large batch for meal prep to enjoy all week long!
Is honey vegan?
Honey is vegetarian-friendly and often eaten on a plant-based diet, but honey is not vegan. Any food that is a by-product of animals is not vegan. Since honey is derived from bees, it is not considered vegan-friendly.
Thankfully, replacing this popular sweetener is easy to do with vegan-friendly sweeteners like maple syrup.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- yellow mustard - Many vegan honey mustard recipes call for dijon mustard, however dijon mustard is not always vegan. This is confusing because the ingredients label for dijon mustard won't list any animal by-product ingredients, but it is the way in which the mustard is processed that makes it not vegan. To confirm that our homemade DIY honey mustard is vegan-friendly, I use and recommend yellow mustard.
- vegan mayonnaise - Using a type of mayonnaise is the secret to making homemade honey mustard thick and creamy. I use store-bought Hellman's Vegan Mayonnaise or Follow Your Heart's Veganaise, however, your favorite egg-free mayonnaise will work. You could even substitute a homemade vegan mayo or Oil-Free Vegan Mayonnaise for a fat free option. If you are vegetarian, feel free to use regular mayonnaise.
- maple syrup - Maple syrup is my favorite vegan swap for honey. If you'd like, you can also use agave for an agave mustard dressing, or, if you are vegetarian, you can use real honey.
- garlic powder - I like to use garlic powder to make the vegan honey mustard recipe prep as easy as possible, but if you'd like, feel free to use 1 clove of minced fresh garlic.
Step by Step Instructions
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk to combine using a fork, whisk, or small spatula until completely smooth and combined.
- Serve or store. Enjoy the sweet honey mustard immediately with your favorite salad, fries, sandwich, wraps, etc. or store for future use.
For best, prolonged freshness, store the honey mustard in an airtight glass jar or meal prep container. When stored properly, this diy dressing will last for up to 9 days.
I do not recommend freezing this recipe. Doing so would cause the vegan mayonnaise to separate from the other ingredients and would alter the texture.
Time Saving Hacks
Since this dipping sauce lasts for up to 9 days, save time throughout your week by making a batch or double batch on Sundays and portion for individual servings to grab on your way out the door in the morning.
Serve honey mustard with your favorite fall salads, potatoes, vegetables, sandwiches, wraps, and more. Here are a few of my favorites to pair with honey mustard:
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Fall Kale and Quinoa Salad
- Ninja Foodi Roasted Potatoes
- Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts
- Veggie Wraps
- Vegan Burgers
Finding vegan-friendly salad dressings is definitely hit or miss. Many creamy salad dressings like ranch and bleu cheese contain dairy and therefore, are not vegan friendly. Caesar salad dressing is also typically made with anchovies and eggs and is also not vegan-friendly. Oil based salad dressings and vinegars are usually vegan-friendly, but always check your labels for sneaky inclusions of dairy and eggs. Or, for best results, make your own vegan salad dressings at home.
No. Any dressing or sauce that contains honey as an added ingredient is not vegan.
No, both regular honey mustard and vegan honey mustard both do not contain dairy. Regular honey mustard typically only contains eggs and honey.
- Adjust to taste! As with any homemade dressing, always use the recipe as a guide and adjust to taste. If you want your honey mustard to be more tangy, add more yellow mustard. If you prefer an extra sweet honey mustard, add more maple syrup or agave. If you want it to be more mild and creamy tasting, add more mayonnaise.
- Make enough to share. Once your family and friends taste this dipping sauce, they'll all want to share so make enough for everyone! This recipe is easy to double, triple, or even quadruple, so increase the measurements to fit your family.
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The Best Vegan Honey Mustard
- ¼ cup yellow mustard
- 2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- Add all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and whisk or stir for 30-60 seconds, until it is fully combined.
- Enjoy immediately or store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 9 days.