This Healthy Vegan "Honey" Mustard Dressing is an easy recipe made with only 4 clean, real food ingredients. It's the perfect plant-based dressing for your favorite salad, sandwich or even as a dipping sauce and it's ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!
Healthy Vegan "Honey" Mustard Dressing
Here's why this recipe works - my top 3 reasons:
- Healthier than store-bought dressing
- Ready in less than 5 minutes
- Made with only 4 clean, real food ingredients
Healthier Than Store-Bought Dressing
This healthy plant-based recipe comes compliments of my oldest son.
He recently had a taste of a restaurant version and asked if I would buy him some on our next grocery trip.
While I could have easily accommodated his request by just buying an organic store-bought version, my natural instinct was..."how about if I make you some"?
How hard could it be...mustard and a sweetener, right?
So I played around a little with the ratios and came up with this super easy version of a healthy plant-based "honey" mustard dressing.
Here are the ingredients in a store-bought dressing containing GMO soy, refined sugar, refined salt and dairy (highly likely with GMO dairy):
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Kraft Honey Mustard Dressing Ingredients: Soybean(s) Oil, Vinegar, Water, Sugar, Honey, Mustard Dijon (Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Water, Salt, White Wine, Citric Acid and Tartaric Acid, Spices(s)), Food Starch Modified, Salt, Egg(s) Yolk, Mustard Seed, Sorbic Acid and Calcium Disodium EDTA as Preservatives, Flavor(s) Natural, Caramel Color, Onion(s) Dried, Spice(s), Beta Carotene Color(s).
You don't have to settle for GMO ingredients (soybean oil), refined sugar and preservatives when you want a tangy "honey" mustard dressing.
This recipe will give you all the flavors you crave without the ingredients you don't want.
Ready In Less Than 5 Minutes
With only 4 simple ingredients, this recipe can be ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes without any special equipment.
For example, just add the ingredients to a small mixing bowl, stir until well combined and it's ready to enjoy!
Made With Only 4 Clean, Real Food Ingredients
When you make homemade dressings, you have control over the quality of ingredients that are used.
For example, in this recipe, I used organic dijon mustard, organic maple syrup, organic avocado oil, and organic ground garlic powder.
I have a couple of ingredient substitution tips below, like omitting the avocado oil to make the recipe oil-free, so make sure you check those out.
My healthier version is made with organic, vegan, gluten-free, lectin-free*, nut-free, paleo-friendly ingredients, contains no refined sugar and is Medical Medium compliant.
Expert Tips + Ingredient Substitutions For Honey Mustard Dressing
Here are some expert tips to make this recipe perfectly:
Dijon Mustard. I used organic dijon mustard because it has a little more depth of flavor, but you could also use regular organic mustard.
Avocado Oil. I added the avocado oil so the recipe would more resemble a store-bought dressing, but you actually have two options here:
- Substitute with organic extra-virgin olive oil
- Omit the oil to make the recipe 100% oil-free
Garlic Powder. I normally recommend using fresh garlic in my recipes, but just a touch of organic garlic powder adds another flavor dimension. If you think you won't like the addition of garlic powder, it can be omitted.
Maple Syrup. I substituted the traditional main ingredient of "honey" with organic maple syrup. However, you can substitute with your favorite liquid sweetener like organic coconut nectar, organic date nectar, organic brown rice syrup, etc. In addition, if you don't need this recipe to be 100% vegan, you can also substitute with organic raw honey.
*Lectin-Free. Substitute the organic maple syrup with organic date nectar to keep the recipe 100% lectin-free.
Want More Healthy Plant-Based Dressing Recipes?
Check out these:
- Tahini Ginger Dressing
- Watermelon Vinaigrette
- Creamy Habanero Dressing
- or my CLEAN EATING Cookbook with 75+ plant-based recipes made with clean, real food ingredients just like this one that you will love!
Healthy Vegan "Honey" Mustard Dressing
- 1/2 cup organic dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup organic maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon organic garlic powder
- Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk together until well blended and smooth in texture.
- Adjust the sweetener to your preference.
- Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight, BPA-free container.
Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based recipes that are gluten-free + vegan (with a heavy focus on Medical Medium® compliant) and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.