Easy Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing

by Alena

This delicious vegan honey mustard dressing has serious potential to get you to make a huge bowl of salad every night! Sweet, tangy and creamy, it takes any leafy greens to the next level and is ready in a mere 2-3 minutes.

Based on just a handful of vegan staple foods (you could strip it down to as little as two ingredients!), it can be prepared in larger batches so you never have to go for store-bought dressing again.

Our vegan honey mustard recipe is whole food plant-based and uses a spritz of maple syrup instead of honey — a swap that’s necessary to make this recipe vegan.

By the way, most large organizations and definitions agree that because honey comes from an animal, it should be avoided on a vegan diet and lifestyle.

Luckily, many liquid vegan sweeteners are readily available and make for awesome honey replacements.

No need to go overboard on the added sugar when making your own vegan honey mustard dressing — the combination of ingredients that we’ve intentionally chosen for this recipe helps you to create a condiment much lower in sugar than store-bought versions.

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The Best Vegan Honey Mustard

  • Incredibly creamy & flavorful
  • Whole food plant-based & oil-free
  • Secretly vegan & low in sugar
  • Works as a dressing, dip or spread
  • Quick beginner recipe
  • Delicious & meal prep-friendly

We honestly make a batch of this almost every week because this honey mustard combination tastes awesome in all types of vegan bowls or salads.

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How to Make Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing

You can make this vegan honey mustard dressing with as little as two ingredients if you like! The basics are mustard, maple syrup — but it really pays off when you use a few more delicious add-ins.

We’ve created a couple of different versions of this mustard dressing and think we figured out the best way to make it!

Along with the two basics, mustard and maple syrup, we like to add lemon juice, garlic powder and a dollop of vegan yogurt — because let’s face it, some vegan yogurt makes any dressing creamier and adds a hint of tanginess. 

All you need to do is get a small to medium-sized bowl or jar and whisk all the ingredients together until you’ve created a homogenous vegan honey mustard dressing!

woman in apron drizzling mustard dressing over roast pumpkin and spinach salad in a bowl

Serving Suggestions

Try this vegan honey mustard with roasted pumpkin salad, spinach fig salad, sweet potato lima bean salad or drizzled in your favorite vegan wrap.

You can also serve it with baked potatoes and as a dip for sweet potato fries or cauliflower bites! We’ve also drizzled this vegan honey mustard sauce in these buffalo tacos as a replacement for the salsa.

You need to try it in a loaded bean and beet burger some time or grilled cheese sandwich, too!

Storage & Adjustments

This vegan honey mustard dressing keeps well in the fridge for up to a week (perhaps more, it was always gone by that time in our family) and is best stored in an airtight container.

If you want to create a more mustard-forward dressing, you can omit the vegan yogurt.

Feel free to add a pinch of salt to intensify the flavors if needed. This will depend on the kind of mustard you use, too.

For a heavier and creamier vegan honey mustard dressing, replace the plant-based yogurt with some vegan mayo!

Sometimes we add some balsamic vinegar to the basic recipe and to create an easy vinaigrette that way.

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More Easy Vegan Condiments

We love making our own oil-free vegan dips, dressings and sauces! Why not try some of these next?

Let us know if you made this recipe and in which way you used it! Share with us in the comments below, rate our vegan honey mustard dressing and Pin it here. You can also tag us on Instagram so we can see your uses and variations!

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Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Easy 3-minute vegan honey mustard dressing that’s sweet, tangy, creamy and completely oil-free! Adjust to your taste preferences and serve with salad, sandwiches or as a dipping sauce.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 6 tbsp vegan yogurt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the dressing ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake well or use a whisk to create a homogenous texture.
  2. Taste and adjust to your preference by adding more of any of the components.
  3. Serve immediately over some salad, in a wrap or sandwich. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes

  • Make it taste more mustard-y by decreasing the amount of vegan yogurt or omitting this ingredient entirely.
  • For a creamier version, you can replace the vegan yogurt with vegan mayo!
  • You can replace the lemon juice with some vinegar for a stronger taste.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

2 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing”

  1. After running out of a zesty Italian dressing, I decided to make my own version. I came across this recipe and being a honey mustard lover I decided to make it instead. OMG I could drink this stuff. It is so delicious and easy to make.TY for posting it.

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