Dairy free vegan honey mustard without mayo and honey – sweet, tangy and creamy sauce made from simple ingredients which build aromatic flavors to any meal. Use this vegan honey mustard as a dipping sauce, a marinade or as a salad dressing.
Vegan Honey Mustard Recipe
This vegan honey mustard recipe is so simple and the sweet and tangy flavors make a delicious dairy free condiment that goes well with just about everything.
I love this vegan honey mustard dressing. It’s another great addition to my collection of vegan dressings and sauces. I use it for dipping appetizers, with coleslaw salads and is perfect for drizzling over roasted green vegetables like Brussels sprouts and asparagus.
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Ingredients For “Vegan” Honey Mustard Dressing
- Dijon mustard – choose a good-quality Dijon mustard. It’ll give the dressing a smooth, creamy texture and well-balanced flavor.
- Maple syrup – it gives the dressing a touch of classic sweetness of honey-mustard.
- Apple cider vinegar – For tang! Fresh lemon juice is great too.
- Plant based yogurt – It gives the dressing body and richness (use oil if you want it thinner)
- Garlic powder or freshly minced, onion powder works as well.
- Sea salt – to help bring out the flavors.
Find the complete printable recipe with measurements below.
Honey Mustard Sauce Vs Dressing
It can be both the difference would be the thickness. Usually a Honey mustard dressing is runnier and is oil-based. And the honey mustard sauce is mostly mayo based.
How To Make Vegan Honey Mustard
Step 1. Combine all ingredients in small mixing bowl.
Step 2. Mix well with a whisk until smooth.
Step 3. Pour the vegan honey mustard dressing in a cruet with sealing cap for a convenient use and to maintain freshness longer.
What Type Of Mustard To Use
The level of heat in a given type of mustard is largely determined by the style of seed—yellow seeds are mild, while brown or black seeds have a lot more heat. So choose according to your taste.
- Yellow Mustard is the most widely grown type of mustard seed and has the mildest flavor. The bright yellow color of yellow mustard comes from turmeric, which is combined with yellow mustard seeds, vinegar, and water (and some additional spices) to make a squeezable sauce.
- Dijon mustard has a more pungent, spicy flavor than yellow mustard. It’s often made with white wine and brown and/or black mustard seeds.
- Brown mustard typically uses a slightly coarser grind than yellow or Dijon and has a more intense earthy flavor with more spice.
Vegan Honey Mustard FAQs
No, because it has honey. Vegans believe that exploiting the labor of bees and harvesting their honey is bad as the process sometimes can harm or kill the bees.
Yes mustard is vegan. If you are referring to mustard sold in bottles as sauce, then pay attention to ingredient list, sometimes it can have added spices and other liquids.
Yes. Maple syrup is vegan. It is made from maple tree sap (the trees are not harmed while extracting the sap) that’s been boiled down to reduce the water content and concentrate the sugars.
Usually honey mustard sauces are made with mayonnaise and don’t have any dairy.
Yes. This recipe contains plant based yogurt which is perishable so it must be refrigerated.
Substitutions & Add-ins
- Best honey substitutes: maple syrup, agave syrup, date syrup, coconut nectar.
- Add dash of hot sauce if you want your vegan honey mustard spicy.
- Swap some of the Dijon mustard for brown mustard or yellow mustard (use the paste or whole seeds).
- Use fresh minced garlic or powder (or onion powder).
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of water to get a thinner consistency.
- Add other herbs and spices (oregano, black pepper, paprika, coriander, cumin, turmeric).
Vegan Honey Mustard Storing Tips
Storing leftovers: store it in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days and you’ll have it ready for quick salads or any dipping needs that may arise. Store in a cruet with sealing cap for a convenient use and to maintain freshness longer.
What Goes Well With Honey Mustard
You can use this vegan honey mustard in so many ways. Whether you use it as a dipping sauce, marinade or a salad dressing it doesn’t matter, it adds just the perfect boost of flavor and spice. Try it as a
- a dip for chicken cutlets or for fresh vegetables
- spread inside wraps and tortillas
- as a creamy salad dressing
- a marinade or glaze for roasted veggies or grilled meats
- drizzled on meals in a bowl
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Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing Or Sauce
- 4 tbsp Dijon mustard - or combine two varieties
- 4 tbsp maple syrup - or your favorite liquid sweetener
- 2-3 tbsp plant yogurt - or coconut cream
- 1 garlic clove - minced, or use powder
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar - or lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- add other spices if you like
- Combine all ingredients in small mixing container.
- Mix well with a whisk until smooth.
- Pour in a cruet with sealing cap for a convenient use and to maintain freshness longer.
Tips For A delicious Vegan Honey Mustard DressingChoose your mustard: yellow mustard has the mildest flavor. Dijon mustard has a more pungent, spicy flavor than yellow mustard. It’s often made with white wine and brown and/or black mustard seeds. Brown mustard uses a slightly coarser grind than yellow or Dijon and has a more intense earthy flavor with more spice. You can use a combination of two. Best honey substitutes: maple syrup, agave syrup, date syrup, coconut nectar. Want it spicy: add dash of hot sauce, cayenne pepper or black pepper. Make it thin and pourable: adds 1-2 tablespoons of water.
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