Vegan Honey Mustard

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!

A spoon with vegan honey mustard dressing hovers over a bowl of it. There is a salad and a bowl with honey in the background.

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.

  1. Combine mayo, mustards, vinegar, and honey in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk until creamy.
  3. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve over salads, as a dip with veggies, and drizzled over veggie burgers.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients are laid out on a white table. The labels next to them read, vinegar, vegan mayo, brown mustard, yellow mustard, vegan honey, sea salt, and black pepper.
  • 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.

  1. Stir together both mustards, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.
  2. Whisk in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  3. 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!

Looking down on a bowl of dairy-free honey mustard with a spoon in it. There are greens in the background and a bowl of honey with a honey stick in it.

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!

Frequently-Asked Questions

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.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this vegan honey mustard sauce with any of your favorite salads and dishes, such as:

Storage Tips

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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Vegan Salads

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!

A spoon with vegan honey mustard dressing hovers over a bowl of it. There is a salad and a bowl with honey in the background.

Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing

This vegan honey mustard dressing is a creamy dressing that combines sweet, mustard, and just the right balance of herbs. You'll love this dairy-free version, made with vegan mayo, fresh garlic, and fresh herbs.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 88kcal


  • cup vegan mayo (See notes to substitute olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar (substitute apple cider vinegar)
  • 3 tablespoons vegan honey
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Whisk together the mayo, mustards, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
    A hand holds a bowl of honey, pouring it into a bowl with mayo and mustard.
  • Continue whisking until creamy.
    A hand holds a spatula stirring a small bowl of mustard and honey.
  • Serve over salads, as a dip with veggies, and drizzled over veggie burgers.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

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To substitute olive oil, use extra virgin olive oil for the best flavor. Leave out the mayo and combine the mustards, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir this all together. Then, gradually whisk in 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Continue whisking until a light texture is achieved.
Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

2 Responses to Vegan Honey Mustard

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKyle Reply

    5 stars
    This dressing was easy to make. Served it over veggie burgers. Delicious!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      So glad you liked it, Kyle!

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