Honey Mustard Sauce (Easy Homemade Dipping Sauce)


This 5-minute Honey Mustard Sauce is easy to make, it’s versatile, and it’s out-of-this-world delicious. Drizzle it on a salad, use it as a marinade for meat, serve it with grilled pork chops or chicken, or dipping veggies or our homemade crispy chicken nuggets in. The options are endless when it comes to this famous Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce.

Honey Mustard Sauce dripping from spoon into small glass jar

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Ingredients for Honey Mustard Sauce

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to whip up a batch of this sauce:

  • Mayonnaise – we love Primal Kitchen Foods Mayo made with only real food ingredients including heart healthy avocado oil. For a lighter option, may substitute Greek or regular plain yogurt.
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey – may substitute maple syrup
  • Coconut aminosthe secret ingredient that makes this sauce so special
  • Dried thyme – adds a subtle herbed flavor that you can omit if you’d like
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper

Find the ingredient list with exact measurements in the recipe card below.

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How to make honey mustard sauce in one easy step

This dipping sauce recipe takes just 5-minutes to make. An easy way to add flavor to meals.

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, coconut aminos, thyme, and garlic powder in a small bowl or jar. Stir well, taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.

For the complete directions and ingredient amounts, scroll down to the recipe card below. All of our recipes include the nutrition analysis, listing calories, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, sodium, and more per serving.

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Recipes to try!

This sauce is great for dipping and drizzling. Give one of these recipes a try.

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Sheet Pan Chipotle Chicken Thighs with Broccoli
Overhead view baked chicken nuggets in round tray with honey mustard dipping sauce on side.
Baked Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Close up overhead view sheet pan honey mustard pork chop on plate with roasted potatoes, green beans and honey mustard sauce.
Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Pork Chops with Honey Mustard Sauce
Grilled brussels sprouts on skewers with side of honey mustard sauce.
Grilled Brussels Sprouts
Sheet pan Harvest chicken with roasted veggies, maple dijon dressing drizzled over top.
Harvest Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use maple syrup in place of the honey?

You sure can. In fact, our recipe for Harvest Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner features a maple mustard sauce and it’s so good.

How do I store leftover Honey Mustard Sauce?

Store leftover sauce in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Can I use Greek yogurt in place of the mayo?

This will change the flavor of this sauce but it will still be delicious. It’s a great substitution if you’re looking for a lighter option.

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Servings: Makes 1/3 cup 1x


  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (for egg-free use vegan mayo or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey (may substitute maple syrup) 
  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos (or 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of fine salt and black pepper
  1. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, coconut aminos, thyme, and garlic powder in a small bowl or jar. Stir well, taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  2. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

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For vegan: use vegan mayo and maple syrup in place of honey. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 101
  • Fat: 9 g
  • (Sat Fat: 1 g)
  • Sodium: 320 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 5 g
  • (Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar: 5 g)
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 11 mg


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Stacie Hassing

Stacie Hassing

Stacie is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian from rural southern Minnesota where she, her husband and daughter reside with their two pups. She’s a co-founder of The Real Food RDs and content creator of simple and wholesome recipes. She loves all kinds of fitness and has a passion to inspire as many as she can live a healthier and happier life both in and out of the kitchen – the driving force behind the co-development of the The Real Food RDs brand.

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