Zesty, sweet, and tangy, this vegan honey mustard dressing is made without honey but totally tastes like it is! It takes about 2 minutes and 3 ingredients to throw together, and is perfect for salads, sandwiches, wraps, and more!
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Hey Internet, how’s this for a fun sauce recipe--honey mustard without the honey!
I miss honey mustard on my french fries, so now that I make oil-free oven fries, I wanted to come up with a vegan honey mustard dressing. It’s also super good on salads.
I even recently created a delicious vegan honey mustard chicken wrap recipe just because I needed more things to put this awesome sauce on! It’s perfect mixed with my super creamy oil free hummus, too.
I’m not keen to get into the specifics of why vegans don’t eat honey. If you do eat honey, you could still use this recipe for a preservative and chemical free honey mustard sauce!
The key is to use good quality maple syrup, not the pancake syrup that is essentially maple flavored corn syrup. You want grade A organic maple syrup, but you could also sub another liquid sweetener like agave nectar.
This is a super easy recipe with a lot of great applications so let’s just get into it!
What You’ll Need
This is a stupid short ingredient section--only 3 things!
I mixed stone ground mustard, dijon mustard, and grade A organic maple syrup to get this delicious honey mustard concoction.
For the mustards, my favorite brand is Koops stone ground and dijon but any will work! I prefer mustards with fewer added ingredients. My stone ground mustard does have added turmeric which gives it a yellowy color -- no worries if your stone ground is more of a beige color.
Like I mentioned above, agave will work, and even if you’re not vegan and you want to use honey, this is a much healthier alternative to store-bought honey mustard which may have preservatives and other chemicals or refined sugars in it.
How to Make Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing
I feel equally silly writing this section as the last--even moreso. All you’re going to do is mix equal parts of each mustard together, then add as much maple syrup as you like.
Then whisk or stir it all together!
This mustard will last up to a month in the fridge in an airtight container.
How to Use Honey Mustard Sauce
There’s lots of fun ways you can use this sauce. It’s great as a salad dressing--it would be super yummy on my recent avocado salad recipe.
It’s also really good in wraps like this Vegan Chicken Wrap.
You could use it as a dipping sauce for fries or cauliflower wings, or even drizzle it on a baked potato and some steamed veggies.
You could also use this sauce as the base for another sauce--I used in a pasta dish with tahini and lemon, mixed with some spinach, diced tomatoes, and air fried tofu and it was so good!
It would also be great on top of vegan burgers--I love these little vegan cheeseburger sliders I made a few months ago.
As always, I hope you love this recipe--I know I do, and Mr. Zardyplants does too.
This vegan honey mustard dressing is:
- And delicious on any salad, wrap, on a baked potato or served on the side as a dipping sauce!
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