Honey Mustard Recipe - Easy 3 Ingredient Recipe! - Kristine's Kitchen (2024)

This Honey Mustard Recipe is incredibly quick and easy to make with just 3 ingredients. Sweet and tangy, this homemade honey mustard is the best dipping sauce, sandwich spread or salad dressing!

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This honey mustard sauce recipe is so simple, and yet so versatile! This sweet and tangy sauce is my dipping sauce of choice for baked chicken tenders, air fryer chicken tenders, air fryer chicken wings, French fries and veggies. Like my honey mustard dressing, it is also perfect for drizzling on crisp green salads or roasted vegetables.

With just three ingredients, this creamy honey mustard sauce couldn’t be easier to make. The best part about making this from scratch is that you can customize the recipe to your tastes, making it a little sweeter or a little tangier, as desired. You’ll find all of my tips for making the best honey mustard sauce below!

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How to Make Honey Mustard

Making this honey mustard is as simple as whisking the ingredients together until smooth. Then taste and adjust the flavors to your liking. More about that below!

Ingredients

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  • Dijon Mustard: I love the sharp, tangy flavor that a good Dijon mustard brings to this sauce. However, you can replace half of the Dijon with yellow mustard if you prefer a milder flavor.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt: I usually use full fat Greek yogurt for a richer flavor, but low fat also works well. Many honey mustard recipes use mayonnaise, but I prefer using Greek yogurt because it’s lighter, healthier and slightly tangy. You may substitute mayo if you prefer.
  • Honey: The sweetness balances out the tangy bite of the mustard.

Once you’ve mixed these together well, taste the honey mustard and adjust the ingredients to your preferences. If you’re using it as a dip for chicken, you may want more of a tangy kick to your sauce. If you’re drizzling it on a salad, you may want it more mild-flavored.

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  • If the mustard flavor is too strong, add a little more plain Greek yogurt (or mayo).
  • If it’s too sweet, add a little more Dijon or yogurt (or mayo).
  • If it’s not sweet enough, add a little more honey.
  • For a spicy kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • For a tangier sauce, add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

Find the full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.

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Ways to Use Honey Mustard Sauce

This creamy sauce is so versatile! Let me know in the comments below how you like to use it.

  • Use it as a dip. It’s so good with chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries, air fryer French friesand raw veggies.
  • Enjoy it as a salad dressing. You can’t beat a creamy, sweet and tangy dressing on a simple salad.
  • Serve it with roasted or grilled vegetables. It’s delicious drizzled on roasted asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower and potatoes. Or serve honey mustard on the side as a veggie dip.
  • Use it as a sandwich spread. Or add it to a wrap. It brings so much flavor!
  • Try it as a marinade. Marinate chicken or pork tenderloin in the honey mustard and then cook the chicken or pork in the oven, in a skillet, or on the grill. (Discard the marinade after using.) For cooking tips, see my baked chicken, grilled chicken, and pork tenderloin recipes.

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Honey Mustard Recipe Tips

  • To make a dressing, either use my honey mustard dressing recipe or thin the sauce out with a little bit of olive oil. Or, replace half of the Greek yogurt with olive oil and add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
  • You can scale this recipe up or down, depending on how many people you are serving.
  • Honey mustard may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days, as long as that doesn’t exceed the expiration date on the yogurt. Stir to recombine the ingredients before serving.

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Honey Mustard Recipe

Servings: 5 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes mins

Total Time: 5 minutes mins

This Honey Mustard Recipe is incredibly fast and easy to make with just 3 ingredients. Sweet and tangy, this homemade honey mustard sauce is the best dipping sauce, sandwich spread or salad dressing!

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt*, or mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  • Place the Dijon mustard, plain Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise) and honey in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth and well combined.

  • Taste and adjust the ingredient amounts as needed, to your taste preferences. If the Dijon flavor is too strong, mix in another tablespoon of yogurt (or mayo). If it's too sweet, add a little more Dijon or yogurt. If it's not sweet enough, add a little more honey. If you want a spicy kick to your honey mustard sauce, mix in a pinch of cayenne pepper.

  • Enjoy as a dipping sauce for chicken or vegetables, salad dressing, sandwich spread, etc.

Notes

  • I recommend using full-fat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt, not non-fat.
  • If you want a spicy kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Prepared honey mustard sauce may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, as long as the yogurt doesn't expire before then. Stir to recombine the ingredients before serving.

Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 52kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 145mg, Potassium: 36mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 9IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is an estimate.

Cuisine: American

Course: Condiment, Sauce

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Honey Mustard Recipe - Easy 3 Ingredient Recipe! - Kristine's Kitchen (2024)

FAQs

What is honey mustard sauce made of? ›

Mayonnaise: This creamy, tangy honey mustard recipe starts with mayonnaise. Honey: Two tablespoons of honey should add the perfect amount of sweetness. Mustard: You'll need 2 tablespoons of prepared yellow mustard and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Lemon juice: Lemon juice lends welcome brightness.

What can I use if I don't have honey mustard? ›

ingredients
  1. 12 cup mayonnaise.
  2. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard or 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard.
  3. 2 teaspoons Splenda sugar substitute.

Is there a difference between honey mustard and honey mustard dressing? ›

The key distinction is that honey mustard, when used as a sauce or spread, typically has a mayonnaise base, while honey mustard dressing for salads is made with an oil base. The end result is a much thicker sauce for coating food or spreading on bread and a thinner dressing that is ideal for pouring.

Does honey mustard contain vinegar? ›

Nutrition Facts

High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Honey, Vegetable Oil (Soybean And/or Canola), Mustard Seed, Contains Less Than 2% Of Modified Corn Starch, Salt, Oleoresin Turmeric (Color), Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Garlic,* Onion,* Natural And Artificial Flavor.

How do you thicken honey mustard? ›

The sauce will thicken as it sits in the refrigerator, but if you want it even thicker, you can use a little oil and xanthan gum. A little xanthan gum goes a long way, so start out with ⅛-¼ teaspoon and make sure to let it sit a good 15 minutes before adding more.

Is Chick-Fil-A sauce basically honey mustard? ›

As the company tweeted out in 2012, the Chick-fil-A sauce is just a mixture of honey mustard, barbecue sauce, and ranch dressing. Yes, that's it. You can mix those three ingredients in your own kitchen anytime you have a craving and get the same sauce you thought only Chick-fil-A restaurants could provide.

Is honey mustard healthier than mayo? ›

Mustard is healthier. However, if you need to be cautious about fiber or sugar or sodium, mayonnaise is a better choice - it has no fiber and roughly half as much sugar and sodium as mustard.

Is honey mustard healthier than ketchup? ›

Spicy honey mustard can be considered healthier than ketchup and mayonnaise because it contains less sugar than ketchup and less fat than mayonnaise. Honey is a natural sweetener that contains antioxidants and has antibacterial properties.

What is honey mustard good on? ›

Drizzle it over roasted broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, or sautéed broccoli for a punch of sweet and tangy flavor. As a dipping sauce. Zuzh up sweet potato fries or air fryer French fries with a side of honey mustard dressing!

Is honey mustard healthy for you? ›

Honey has bioactive plant compounds and is rich in antioxidants, which can substitute as a healthy sugar substitute for people with diabetes! Mustard, on the other hand, is a plant based seed which is great for lowering blood sugar and provides protection in some infections and diseases.

Is Chick Fil A sauce similar to honey mustard? ›

Fans of Chick-fil-A certainly aren't strangers to the deliciousness of Chick-fil-A's signature sauce. It's the perfect blend of sweet honey mustard and tangy barbecue (with a few extra spices!), making it a great addition to any meal at the popular fast food chain.

Is honey mustard a healthy condiment? ›

One serving (1 tbsp) of yellow mustard, for example, has 9.2 calories, and negligible fat and sugar. One serving (1 tbsp) of honey mustard contains 69.5 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 2.4 grams of sugar. These statistics do not make honey mustard off limits, it's just something you need to be mindful of.

What are the ingredients in Ken's honey mustard? ›

Soybean Oil, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Water, Dijon Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, White Wine, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Spice), Honey, Egg Yolk, Contains Less Than 2% Of Salt, Mustard Flour, Xanthan Gum, Oleoresin Paprika (Color), Calcium Disodium EDTA (To Protect Flavor), Spice, Corn Syrup, ...

How long does homemade honey mustard last in the refrigerator? ›

This honey mustard sauce will keep well in the fridge in a clean sealed airtight container for up to 5 days.

Why am I allergic to honey mustard? ›

In a Mustard allergy, the body misidentifies some of the proteins in Mustard as harmful, and because these proteins are heat-resistant, it does not matter whether the mustard has been cooked or processed, the reaction will still occur.

Which is healthier mayo or honey mustard? ›

Mustard: Mustard is a low-calorie condiment and generally does not contain significant amounts of fat. It is often considered a healthier choice compared to mayonnaise due to its lower calorie content and minimal fat content.

How does honey mustard taste like? ›

Honey mustard is just that; honey and mustard blended together. This sweeter variety lacks the hot notes that you find in mustard but still has a little sharpness. It is often used as a sandwich spread or as a dip for chicken fingers.

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