A creamy, tangy mayo with a hint of sweetness. Honey mustard mayo is a simple condiment that mixes mayonnaise, mustard and honey. This mayo is fantastic spread on a sandwich or burger but is also delicious when used as a dip or sauce for your favourite appetizers. This mayo will become a staple in your refrigerator, made with only four ingredients and taking minutes to prepare.
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What is Honey Mustard Mayonnaise?
Honey mustard mayo is simply mayonnaise mixed with mustard and honey to create a tangy, slightly sweet condiment that goes well with so many dishes.
It is made with only four simple ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. There is no need for this mayonnaise to rest before using, so you can whip up a batch quickly whenever you need it.
This mayonnaise is a delicious condiment for sandwiches or burgers, but it is equally good as a dip for your favourite appetizers or served with chicken fingers or french fries.
You can change the flavours of this mayonnaise by using different mustard. We usually make it with plain, yellow mustard, which has a bold enough flavour and balances well with honey. But it is also great made with Dijon or even hot mustard if you want an extra kick of spice.
A jar of this honey mustard sauce will keep in the refrigerator for about two weeks, so you can always have it handy to add flavour to your meal.
For a full list of ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
This easy recipe comes together with just four ingredients.
Mayonnaise – Choose your favourite brand of store-bought mayonnaise. You can use full-fat, low-fat or even fat-free mayonnaise. If you have a favourite recipe for homemade mayonnaise, you could also use that.
Mustard – We always make this recipe with regular yellow mustard. The flavour of tangy mustard and sweet honey go well together. But you can use any mustard that you like. Dijon mustard is a great choice; spicy mustard can be used if you like some heat.
Honey– Any liquid honey will work for this recipe. You can use creamed honey if you wish, but you will have to work a little harder to combine the ingredients.
Lemon juice – Lemon juice adds a bit of acidity to the mayo, brightening and bringing all the flavours together. Fresh lemon juice is always preferred, but bottled lemon juice may be used.
Pro-Tip: Use fresh lemon juice, if possible, for the best flavour. You can substitute with bottled lemon juice if you don’t have fresh. You can also substitute with white vinegar.
Step by Step Instructions
Place all of the ingredients into a small bowl.
Use a spoon to mix the ingredients until smooth and well blended.
Taste the mayonnaise. If you want it tangier, you can add more mustard; if you want it sweeter, you can add more honey.
Move the prepared mayo to a small jar for storage.
Honey mustard mayo is a delicious condiment that can be used as a dip, spread, or sauce.
This creamy, tangy, slightly sweet mayo is perfect for spreading on your favourite sandwich or hamburger.
It is also excellent with appetizers such as breaded chicken fingers, meatballs and french fries.
You can store homemade honey mustard mayonnaise in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It should keep well for about two weeks.
Small mason jars work very well for this.
Storage time may be reduced if you use homemade mayonnaise rather than prepared, store-bought mayonnaise as the base for this recipe.
Top Tips & FAQS
- You can easily double or triple this recipe depending, on the quantity you need.
- Make this honey mustard mayo vegan by choosing a vegan mayonnaise and replacing the honey with agave.
Honey mustard mayo can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about two weeks.
Honey mustard mayo is a tangy mayo with just a bit of sweetness from the honey. You can make it as sweet as you like by adjusting the quantity of honey used.
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Honey Mustard Mayo
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2-3 tbsp yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to use, or up to two weeks.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.