Healthy Honey Mustard Recipe

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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

Honey mustard made with homemade mayo, mustard, honey, and spices is delicious as a dipping sauce or salad dressing. 


  • 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.


Will store up to a week in the fridge. I recommend making as needed and using right away.


Serving: 1TBSP | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

How do you use honey mustard?

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