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Welcome to the world of sweet and tangy delights with our Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce


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This recipe is so simple yet so rewarding, it’ll transform your ordinary meals into extraordinary eating experiences.

Envision a creamy, dreamy blend of sweet honey, tangy Dijon and yellow mustards, a hint of tart lemon juice, and a dash of cayenne for a little kick. 

This combination hits the perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess, and spice that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. 

It’s ideal to dip nuggets, chicken tenders, pretzel bites, or even as a salad dressing.

This honey mustard recipe is made with simple pantry staples, so you can whip it up anytime.

The perfect balance of flavors makes it versatile for dipping or drizzling.

It’s ready in mere minutes – no cooking required.

This sauce is easily customizable. You can adjust the sweetness or tanginess to your liking.

Honey mustard is the perfect side dish to a variety of main dishes, from appetizers to main meals.


all ingredients for honey mustard dipping sauce laid out on counter


What is Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce?

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce is a deliciously versatile sauce made with a blend of mustard, honey, and other simple ingredients. 

It combines the sweetness of honey, the tang of mustard, and a hint of spice to create a flavor that’s perfectly balanced and incredibly versatile.

It’s the perfect dipping sauce for chicken fingers, pretzel bites, or even as a salad dressing.

Most people will have become a fan of honey mustard sauce with crispy chicken nuggets.

But there are so many ways to serve this perfect sauce, the sky is really the limit!


All ingredients mixed in bowl for honey mustard dressing


What Ingredients are in Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce?

Here’s a simple list of the ingredients you’ll need to make this honey mustard dressing recipe in just minutes.

For all the specific amounts, see the recipe card below:

  • Real Mayonnaise: This adds creaminess and a bit of tang to the sauce.
  • Dijon Mustard: It gives the sauce a smooth and sophisticated mustard flavor.
  • Yellow Mustard: This adds a classic, bold mustard flavor.
  • Raw Honey: It provides a natural sweetness to balance the tanginess of the mustards.
  • Lemon Juice: Adds a bit of tartness and freshness to the sauce.
  • Cayenne: Gives a subtle kick to the sauce.

Pro Tips: 

  • Always use real mayonnaise for the best flavor and texture. 
  • The combination of Dijon and yellow mustard gives a depth of flavor that one type alone can’t achieve.
  • Dijon mustard is more of a spicy mustard. If you really don’t like even a little bit of spicy, you can just use yellow mustard.


side view of honey mustard in jar with a little dripping down the side


How to Make Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Making this delicious sauce couldn’t be simpler. Here are the basic steps for this easy recipe:

  1. Whisk! Yep I’m serious! All you need is a bowl and a whisk!

Pro Tips: 

  • Whisking the ingredients together helps to create a smoother sauce. 
  • If you’re using this sauce for meal prep, make it a day ahead – the flavors meld and improve over time.

Does Honey Mustard Have Dairy?

No, this tangy sauce does not contain any dairy. 

The creamy texture comes from the mayonnaise, which is typically made from egg yolk, oil, and vinegar or lemon juice.

There’s no milk, sour cream, butter, or any other dairy containing products.

So choosing to serve this is a great choice at a large party when you’re trying to avoid dairy.


side view of honey mustard in jar with honey wand dipping into jar


Is Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Healthy?

Like many foods, this creamy sauce can be part of a balanced diet when consumed in moderation. 

It contains honey, which is a natural sweetener, and mustard, which has some health benefits too. 

It is also not store-bought sauce so it doesn’t come with a long list of ingredients you can’t even pronounce.

Which is always a win around my house!

However, it’s also relatively high in sugar and fat due to the honey and mayonnaise, so it’s best to enjoy it as a sauce and not eat it with a spoon.

But if you really want to eat it with a spoon (it’s that good!) I won’t judge you.

Is Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Gluten-Free?

Generally, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce is gluten-free, as none of the typical ingredients contain gluten.

However, if you’re following a strict gluten-free diet, you should always check the labels of the ingredients you’re using.

Particularly check the mustard and mayonnaise, as some brands might use additives or thickeners that contain gluten.


Honey wand held above honey mustard


Is Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Vegan?

Traditional Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce is not vegan, as it contains honey, which is an animal product, and mayonnaise, which typically contains egg yolks.

However, you can easily make a vegan version by substituting the honey with maple syrup or another vegan sweetener and using a vegan mayonnaise.

Does Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Need to be Refrigerated?

Yes, this tasty sauce should be stored in the refrigerator. 

Because it contains mayonnaise and fresh lemon juice, it needs to be kept cool to maintain its freshness and prevent spoilage.


side view of honey mustard in jar with a little dripping down the side


Does Honey Mustard Go Bad?

Like any other food product, this creamy homemade honey mustard sauce can go bad over time.

If stored properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it should last up to two weeks. 

Always check for changes in smell, color, or texture before consuming. 

If any signs of spoilage are detected, it’s best to discard the sauce.

This Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce recipe will be a new favorite in your kitchen. 

It’s a great way to jazz up simple dishes and make your meals even more delicious. 


A small jar of overflowing honey mustard dressing


Additional Recipes using Mustard…

From chicken strips to crunchy veggies to salad dressings, this sauce is a yummy addition to your weekly dinner plans.

So, get your whisk ready and prepare to elevate your next meal with this sweet and tangy delight!


side view of honey mustard in jar with a little dripping down the side

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Whip up this creamy, tangy, and perfectly balanced Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce in no time! Perfect for dipping, drizzling, and dressing - a versatile gem.


  1. Whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Refrigerate leftovers in airtight container.


Use within a week.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 536mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g
Originally Posted: April 13, 2017

Photos & Text Updated: January 7, 2024


Honey Mustard is easy to make and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand. It's great as a dipping sauce or sandwich spread, and you can use it in salad dressings as well! Perfect for your Easter ham leftovers too! Condiment | Dressing | Sandwich Spread | Dipping Sauce

Honey Mustard is easy to make and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand. It's great as a dipping sauce or sandwich spread, and you can use it in salad dressings as well!

Honey Mustard is easy to make and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand. It's great as a dipping sauce or sandwich spread, and you can use it in salad dressings as well!


Honey Mustard dipping sauce 


Thursday 11th of May 2017

I am so sad you missed the conference! That must have been the worst feeling ever! Hopefuly you get to all meet up again in another conference.

P.s this dip looks amazing!

Michelle Nahom

Thursday 11th of May 2017

I was so sad too. But a lot of people had travel woes that weekend...including my roomie. I was bummed because I was looking forward to seeing her...we live too far away so the only time I see her is at these conferences. Thanks on the honey is yummy! :)

Little Cooking Tips

Thursday 11th of May 2017

Exceptional sauce! We like Hellman's but we often make our own mayo, since Panos is devouring it by the pound lol :):) This will be fantastic with our grilled meats now that the bbq season has officially started!:) Lots of hugs! xoxoxo

Michelle Nahom

Thursday 11th of May 2017

I've never actually made my own mayo! But I really do like Hellmanns! I never even knew it existed until I moved mom always bought a brand that wasn't real mayo and I didn't know there was a difference. I'm so happy for BBQ season too, although it's been cold, damp and rainy here. Hopefully it will clear up soon!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Friday 21st of April 2017

Looks so easy! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!


Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Enjoy your week ahead.

Lori Leeper

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Why have I never considered making my own honey mustard?? This is awesome! Pinning! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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