Vegan honey mustard is so quick and easy to make. It requires just 3 ingredients and 2 minutes.
Use it as a dipping sauce, sandwich spread, or drizzle it on salads.
This sauce is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and egg free.
Honey mustard is a classic.
With a mix of tangy and sweet, it’s a popular dipping sauce, condiment, and salad dressing.
However, because of the honey in it, most honey mustard sauces and dressings aren’t vegan.
(That’s right. Honey isn’t vegan. Honey is made by bees for bees. And vegans avoid all animal products.)
But that doesn’t mean that vegans have to go without!
It’s so easy to replace honey with another liquid sweetener like agave syrup, which has a similar viscosity and flavor.
Perfect for serving with vegan pigs in a blanket for dunking!
Or drizzle it onto a leafy green salad for a dressing with sweetness and bite.
You’ll need just three simple ingredients to make this delicious vegan honey mustard dressing.
Yellow mustard: This mildly flavored mustard doesn’t overwhelm. It also has a beautiful yellow hue that really works for this dressing.
Vegan mayonnaise: Vegenaise is my favorite. But use whatever eggless mayo you enjoy. It balances the bite of the mustard.
Agave syrup: This adds sweetness to the sauce. It can be replaced with maple syrup or vegan honey (made with reduced apple juice).
How to make it
Here’s how to make the recipe at a glance.
For complete instructions & ingredient amounts, keep scrolling to the recipe card below.
In a small bowl, use a spoon or whisk to combine the following:
- Vegan mayo
- Yellow mustard
- Agave syrup
Taste & make any modifications you like. (See the “make it your own” section for ideas.)
Make it your own
You can easily make this dressing your own by varying the ingredients or amounts.
- Replace yellow mustard in part or in full with Dijon or stoneground mustard for more bite
- Replace agave syrup with maple syrup, vegan honey alternative, or your favorite liquid sweetener
- Add granulated garlic for garlicky flavor
- Add apple cider vinegar for tang (especially good if using as a salad dressing)
- For hot mustard, add hot sauce
- Add a pinch of sea salt to bring out the flavors
How to use it
There are so many delicious ways to enjoy plant based honey mustard.
Use it as a dipping sauce with:
- Baked French fries
- Vegan onion rings
- Air fryer polenta fries
- Air fried potato peels
- Vegan pigs in a blanket (shown above)
- Soft or hard pretzels
- Store-bought vegan chicken nuggets
Use it as a salad dressing on:
- Salad with persimmons & delicata squash (instead of vinaigrette)
- Fall salad with apples & vegan feta (instead of vinaigrette)
- Vegan chef salad (instead of ranch dressing)
Use it as a sandwich spread on:
- Vegan BBQ sandwich with Soy Curls
- BBQ jackfruit sandwich
- Rachel sandwich with coleslaw (instead of Thousand Island dressing)
- Veggie burgers
Store vegan honey mustard in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
It will keep for about a week.
More vegan dipping sauces
Here are even more vegan dipping sauces I know you’ll love.
- Vegan ranch dressing
- Barbecue sauce
- Vegan sriracha mayo
- Peanut sauce
- Tahini dressing
- Vegan cocktail sauce
- Creamy cashew dressing
Vegan honey mustard (dipping sauce or dressing)
- ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
- 3 Tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 Tablespoons agave syrup
- In a bowl, use a spoon to combine vegan mayonnaise, yellow mustard, and agave syrup.
- Use right away. Or move the sauce to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Add ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic for garlicky flavor
- Add ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar for more tang (especially good if you're using it for a salad dressing)
- Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon hot sauce for hot honey mustard
- Add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavors