The easiest honey mustard ever takes just minutes to make, and is downright delicious! It is also free from common allergens and is gluten-free, vegetarian and paleo.
Homemade honey mustard is super delicious!
Honey mustard has to be one of the best dressings/marinades/sauces ever, in my opinion. It’s got a very nice balance of sweet and savory, and it pairs well with so many different meats and veggies.
I tend to not purchase premade honey mustard dressing, because they all have such strange ingredients and preservatives in them, and I just don’t like to consume those ingredients regularly.
What I like about making honey mustard on my own, is that I know exactly what goes into it, and so I feel much more comfortable knowing it is a healthier option.
Plus, it takes just a couple of minutes to make yourself. So there is really no excuse about not having the time, it really takes no time at all.
The easiest honey mustard ever is incredibly easy to make
The best thing about this recipe? It’s definitely how easy it is. You really only need two ingredients to make it, and that is…honey and mustard! It’s so simple I almost didn’t think this recipe was necessary. But, I ultimately decided to post it because I’ve had so many questions on how I make it, so I figured you would also be interested!
The ratio I like best is 4:1 honey to mustard.. I use organic dijon mustard that has no sweetener added to it. You may find that if you use mustard that is already slightly sweet, that you can reduce the amount of honey you add.
This recipe is super nice because you can just tweak the recipe according to your tastebuds. Add more or less honey to suit your taste, or the type of recipe you are using it in.
Speaking of recipes to use this in, there are SO many options. I love to use it as a marinade for chicken, but it is also incredibly drizzled over steamed veggies, as a dipping sauce for appetizers, or as a salad dressing.
I find that it is usually thin enough without any added vinegar, but if your sauce is too thick, just a splash or two of white vinegar can really help to thin it out. Just add a bit at a time, a little is all you really need.
What type of mustard can I use?
You can really use any mustard you like, but if you are going for a classic honey mustard taste, I recommend yellow mustard or dijon. However, if you want to get fancy, you can use a grey poupon mustard, or even a hot or spicy brown mustard. They all taste delicious in my opinion!
Can I use maple syrup instead, to make this vegan?
You certainly can! The taste will obviously be a little different, but it is still equally as delicious, in my experience.
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The Easiest Honey Mustard Ever
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard or you can use spicy, yellow, or your other favorite type of mustard
- splash vinegar optional, to thin out mixture, if desired.
- Mix honey and mustard together. Use right away, or store in the fridge for up to 5 days.