Made with simple ingredients and free from refined sugars and additives, this mustard sauce recipe is sweet, spicy, and super versatile to fit all your needs. Whip it up in minutes, and keep it on hand for fish, chicken, veggies, and more! Vegan Option.
Part of our Minimal Ingredient March series, this mustard sauce recipe is the 2nd option in our lineup of simple sauces made with simple ingredients and allergy-friendly swaps. Whether you dip, dunk, or drizzle, it’s the perfect way to add flavor to any meal!
Magical Mustard Sauce – The Best Condiment for Every Meal!
Are you a sauce person? Personally, I think they’re a great way to elevate any dish from good to great. From spicy vegan ranch, to roasted red pepper sauce, homemade sweet and sour sauce, and everything in between – I love them all! I’m always trying new combinations and flavors. However, there are a few recipes I try to keep on hand at all times, and dairy free mustard sauce is one of them!
After all, what fridge is complete without a little mustard? In my opinion, it goes well with pretty much every dish and is always a crowd-pleaser. Plus, unlike store-bought varieties, this mustard sauce recipe is made without added ingredients, preservatives, or refined sugar. Instead, it comes together with just a handful of items including fresh herbs and spices for a super creamy sauce full of flavor.
My favorite ways to use it are with pork, salmon, and chicken. However, it also makes a great dip for veggie snack platters! Trust me, one taste, and you’ll never buy a pre-made mustard sauce again!
Ingredients for a quick Mustard Sauce Recipe
- Mayo (vegan option below)
- Dijon Mustard
- Onion Powder
- Sweet Paprika
- Lemon Juice
- Ground Mustard
- Olive Oil
- Dried Herbs (chives, parsley, dill)
- Salt & Pepper
Easy Vegan Swaps:
- Creamy Hummus (not too thick) instead of mayo
- Agave nectar instead of honey
What’s the Difference Between Dijon Mustard and Regular Mustard?
Although they are both made from mustard seeds, Dijon and Yellow mustard sauces look and taste completely different.
For instance, Dijon mustard is a French mustard variation that has a much lighter color than standard Yellow mustard and a creamy texture. It’s made with spicy brown and black mustard seeds and has significantly less vinegar than Yellow varieties. As a result, Dijon mustard has a spicier taste and is used to create glazes, spreads, and more.
Meanwhile, Yellow mustard (also known as American mustard) has a bright yellow color and tangy taste. It’s made with white and yellow mustard seeds and is most commonly used as a condiment on sandwiches and burgers.
Easy as 1, 2, 3 … How to Make a Creamy Mustard Sauce
- Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor.
- Pulse until they are smooth and well combined.
- Adjust the spices and honey until the desired flavor is reached, pulsing to combine.
No food processor? No problem! Just add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl, and whisk them together until smooth.
Note: If using hummus, your mustard sauce will be thicker. Add more olive oil until the desired consistency is reached. Or make your own hummus! Just omit the sugar and adjust thickness as desired.
Ways to use this Mustard Sauce Recipe
- Use mustard sauce for salmon with recipes like Maple Dijon Salmon
- Use mustard sauce for chicken as a dip for chicken tenders or a marinade for Honey Mustard Chicken
- Use mustard sauce for pork as a dip or glaze
- Use mustard sauce as a dressing for recipes like Brussels Sprouts Salad
Store your mustard sauce in an airtight container or covered in a bowl for up to 7 days.
I haven’t tested this mustard sauce recipe with a flavored hummus, but it would work just as well. Just be careful to choose a hummus that doesn’t overpower the rest of the ingredients!
I do not recommend using a yellow mustard to replace the Dijon, because it has a completely different flavor profile.
Creamy Mustard Sauce Recipe (Dairy Free)
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
Quick, creamy, and delicious, this mustard sauce recipe comes together in 5 minutes or less for the only condiment you’ll ever need! Use it as a dip, marinade, and more!
- ½ – ⅔ cup real mayo or hummus (adjust to desired thickness)
- ¼ cup dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ – ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Optional: ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Optional: 1 teaspoon dried herbs (chives, parsley, dill, etc.)
- 1–2 Tablespoons honey or agave nectar
- Kosher salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. (See notes for an alternative method.)
- Pulse until smooth.
- Adjust the seasonings to taste.
- Store in an airtight container or covered in a bowl for up to 7 days.
No food processor? Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth.
For a thinner consistency, add more oil.
- Category: Sauces
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
- Calories: 61
- Sugar: 1.1 g
- Sodium: 147.6 mg
- Fat: 5.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 1.7 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 5 mg
Keywords: sauce, dip, marinade, condiment, mustard, dairy free, gluten free, vegan
Have you ever made your own homemade mustard sauce? If you give this recipe a try, I would love it if you let me know in the comments below!
This elevated my sandwich to all new levels…this is my new favorite.
Oh great idea on sandwich! Glad it worked out
Such a perfect recipe for mustard! Thanks for sharing! Saving this!
Amazing! I used hummus and it was delicious. I will definitely make it again!
so glad! Thanks for feedback Renee!