Honey mustard is a kid favorite at our house. My kids love it on homemade chicken fingers and on salads. I love it on spring salad with berries. No matter what we eat it on, I don’t care for some of the ingredients in store-bought honey mustard, so I make it myself.
Homemade Honey Mustard
This homemade honey mustard is a great alternative to the store-bought variety. I use just a few simple ingredients that I usually already have on hand.
I whisk together homemade mayo (or this excellent store-bought version), mustard, honey, and spices. I alternate between using Dijon mustard and yellow mustard, but whatever kind or combination you have on hand will work just fine. Also, you can add a dash of cayenne pepper if you like a little kick to your honey mustard.
If you haven’t tried making homemade mayo yet, I highly recommend it. It’s really not difficult and only takes a few minutes. The key is to add the oil super slowly. Like, a drop at a time to start with. If you are egg-free, you can use avocado mayo instead, but the texture and taste will be slightly different. It’ll be a fun green color though!
Ways to Use Honey Mustard Dressing
I use this honey mustard as both a dipping sauce and a salad dressing. I mentioned above that the kids love it for dipping homemade chicken fingers, but they also like it as a veggie dip and a dip for parsnip fries. And I intentionally designed my spring salad with berries to use this honey mustard dressing, but it’s great on all kinds of salads.
I also use it as a marinade sometimes. It is great for grilled meats and excellent on baked chicken. I coat the chicken in honey mustard and dredge it in almond flour and spices. If that isn’t your thing, try mixing it into homemade chicken salad.
I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m intrigued by this idea. We all know that I love one-pan meals.
Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator and enjoy as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, or marinade.
How do you use honey mustard?