This creamy vegan honey mustard dressing is perfect to drizzle over salads, but you can also use it as a condiment or dip. Made with only 7 ingredients, including vegan honey, you’ll love every drip of this tasty sauce!
If you and I were sitting at lunch together, you would know I love all things honey mustard. I like to dip my fries and veggie corn dogs in it, serve it on salads, drizzle it over veggie burgers, and so on. Yes, I could go on, but I’ll spare you!
To me, the sauce is the magic that transforms a so-so meal into something SO GOOD! That’s just one reason I think you’ll love this vegan honey mustard recipe.
How to Make Vegan Honey Mustard
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
- Combine mayo, mustards, vinegar, and honey in a small bowl.
- Whisk until creamy.
- Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve over salads, as a dip with veggies, and drizzled over veggie burgers.
- Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
- Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
- Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
- Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
- Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
- Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
- Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
- Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
- Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
- Vegan Mayo — Use vegan mayo. Don’t have vegan mayo? See below for how to substitute olive oil.
- Mustard — You can use only one, but I like combining yellow and brown mustard.
- Vinegar — Here, we’ll use white wine vinegar, but you can substitute apple cider vinegar.
- Honey — Use your favorite syrup, such as agave nectar or maple syrup, or use this tasty bee-friendly vegan honey
- Salt & Pepper — I like stirring in a bit of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to the finished dressing.
Making Honey Mustard Without Mayo
First of all we are making honey mustard without honey. At least not the regular kind of honey. But what about mayo? If you don’t have any vegan mayo handy, what should you do? You can make it with olive oil. Here’s how.
- Stir together both mustards, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.
- Whisk in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
- Repeat this until you’ve added up to 3 tablespoons of olive oil and whisk until creamy.
Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing Without Oil
Maybe you prefer your dressing oil-free. I get you! It’s easy to do. Here’s how:
Substitute the vegan mayo for a dairy-free yogurt. I prefer using plain, unsweetened yogurt, such as Forester’s Cashew Yogurt. It’s a great mayo substitute!
It’s so easy to make this vegan mustard sauce!
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- EASY — Only 7 ingredients means you can have this dressing on the table in minutes!
- DELICIOUS — There is nothing like the flavor of homemade dressing, and this recipe delivers deliciousness in every bite.
- MAKE-AHEAD — Got guests? Make a double batch the day before. The flavors and texture only get better!
Is honey mustard vegan?
Some honey mustard dressings are made with eggs and are therefore not vegan. In addition, some vegans do not eat honey. The good news is you can easily make vegan honey mustard at home!
Do I have to use brown mustard?
You can use brown mustard, yellow mustard, or a combination of the two to make homemade honey mustard.
Serve this vegan honey mustard sauce with any of your favorite salads and dishes, such as:
- Serve it as a condiment with Vegan Black Bean Burgers
- Drizzle it over Microwave-Steamed Broccoli
- It’s great paired with this Fried Tofu Sandwich
- Forget the ketchup and serve it with some Air-Fried French Fries
- Go traditional with this Vegan Wedge Salad.
Store this dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. I don’t recommend freezing this dressing because the mayo can separate upon thawing.
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If you love this vegan mustard dressing, here are even more tasty vegan salad dressings you’ll want to try:
That’s it for this vegan honey mustard recipe. Enjoy!
Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing
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