Make a quick honey mustard sauce in five minutes or less. This healthy, delicious, homemade version of the popular sweet and tangy sauce is the only way to make it!
5-minute dipping sauce
If your family likes to dip as much as mine does, this honey mustard sauce recipe is the ultimate choice for a sauce that strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tang.
It’s a 5-minute recipe that you’ll want to keep a jar of for any and all occasions because there’s a never-ending list of ways to use it. It goes well with everything from dipping, dunking, and dressing meat and veggies to pairing with party platters and appetizers.
My kids LOVE to dunk their chick-fil-A nuggets and homemade french fries in it almost as much as I love to use it as a drizzle in my chicken club lettuce wrap. Making homemade honey mustard sauce is great because I can control the ingredients, unlike anything store-bought. I’ll use raw honey and apple cider vinegar when I have it for added health benefits (you know, for when I need to balance out the pigs in a blanket) and sometimes even a pinch of cayenne for heat.
What is in honey mustard sauce?
It’s made with 4 ingredients, 2 of which might be obvious (honey and mustard), and the other two play a key role in adding both flavor and texture. The mayo thickens it up, adding a bit of fat to cut the acid, making it a creamier dressing. The vinegar or lemon juice, despite also being acidic, mellows out the sharpness of the mustard flavor but maintains the zesty tang. It’s the best! If you like it sweeter, add some extra honey, and both dijon and yellow mustard or a blend of both will work for this recipe.
Favorite ways to use it
Below are a few ways my family uses this sauce. Dip it, dunk it, or dress it and enjoy the sweet and zesty taste of this awesome sauce as much as we do.
- Baked chicken tenders
- Grilled salmon
- Baked chicken wings
- Soft homemade pretzels
- Pretzel bites
- Sweet potato fries
How to store it
Keep stored in an airtight jar for up to 5 days in the fridge. And don’t forget to give it a big stir before enjoying!
More homemade sauces:
Honey Mustard Sauce
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons mustard , more to taste
- 2 Tablespoons honey , more to taste
- 1 Tablespoon white vinegar , or lemon juice
- salt and pepper , to taste
- Add the mayo, mustard, honey and vinegar in a small bowl.
- Whisk until combined and add salt and pepper to taste. Then refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Use as a dipping sauce with your favorite chicken nuggets, tenders or french fries.