Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing [Dairy-Free]

April 29, 2023
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Get ready to toss out your boring old salad dressings because we've got a game-changer for you! Introducing the Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing - a sweet and tangy blend that will take your taste buds on a wild ride.

Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing [Dairy-Free]

Let's face it, salads can be boring. But fear not because I have the perfect solution to make your greens more exciting! Introducing Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing - the tangy, sweet, and oh-so-delicious dressing that will take your salad game to the next level. This dressing is not only dairy-free but also super easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch in minutes. Completely Gluten-free, Egg-free & Dairy-free.

Honey mustard dressing dripping from a spoon into a jar.

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Warmer weather calls for fresh, vibrant salads. One salad green y'all know I love is kale. From my Blood Orange Kale Salad to my Healthy Loaded Kale Salad with Spicy Chickpeas I've got you covered with plenty of options to satisfy your taste buds. But we all know kale needs a good salad dressing. It makes or breaks the dish. And from that, my Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing was born! Sometimes, you just need something a little creamier, richer, or sweeter to take your salad to the next level.

This honey mustard dressing is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, with just the right amount of creaminess. It's versatile enough to go with almost any salad combination, and it's also dairy-free so that everyone can enjoy it.

Ingredients on a white wood table including vegan mayonnaise, honey, lemon, dijon mustard, milk, seasoning and herbs, and olive oil.

Why You'll Love This Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing

  • Perfectly balances sweet and tangy flavors.
  • Creamy texture without any dairy products
  • Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients
  • Versatile - use it on salads, sandwiches, and beyond!
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The Ingredients

With just a handful of basic ingredients and a breeze to whip up, this plant-based Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing is going to become your go-to, your ride-or-die dressing. Trust me, once you try it, you'll wonder how you ever survived without it.

  • VEGENAISE - Aka, my favorite vegan mayo. It is super creamy and smooth.
  • Olive oil - To achieve that velvety, smooth texture, you'll want to go for the good stuff: extra virgin.
  • Dijon mustard - There's just something special about Dijon flavor that takes this dressing to the next level. 
  • Apple Cider Vinegar - Adds that tangy kick we all know and love.
  • Honey - The yin to the mustard and vinegar's yang. This golden nectar perfectly balances out the sharpness of the mustard and vinegar, but be sure to go for raw high-quality honey to reap all of its health benefits.
  • Lemon - Adds a citrusy, tangy feel.
  • Sea Salt & Peper - To round out the flavors
  • Almond milk - Adds a slightly nutty flavor, sub out for another plant milk if you want a nut-free version.

Voila! This dairy-free honey mustard dressing is the epitome of easy, quick, and delicious. With just a few simple ingredients and a quick whisking session, you'll have a luscious dressing that's perfect for salads, and sandwiches, and you can add it anything else your heart desires. And the best part? You can store it in an airtight jar for future use, so you can enjoy the sweet and tangy flavors any time you want!

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Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing Q + A's

Can I make this recipe vegan?

To make this recipe vegan, you can substitute the traditional honey with a vegan-friendly honey alternative such as maple syrup, agave nectar, or brown rice syrup. These sweeteners will provide the same level of sweetness and thickness as honey, while also being completely plant-based. Simply follow the recipe as usual, but replace the honey with your preferred vegan sweetener in equal amounts. Give it a taste test and adjust the sweetness to your liking. And voila! You have a delicious vegan honey mustard dressing.

Can I make this recipe nut-free? 

Yes, just substitute the almond milk for your favorite plant-based milk. Check out my list of the best Milk Alternatives for Your Entire Household for ideas!

How long does homemade Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing last? 

This dressing can last for up to a week in the refrigerator as long as it's stored in an airtight container.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free mustard and vinegar.

Can I make this honey mustard dressing spicy?

Yes, you can make this dressing spicy by adding some cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the mixture. Adjust the amount to your desired level of heat.

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Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing [Dairy-Free]

April 29, 2023
5 from 3 votes
Introducing my Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing - the tangy, sweet, and oh-so-delicious dressing that will take your salad game to the next level. This dressing is not only dairy-free but also super easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients you can whip up a batch in minutes. Completely Gluten-free, Egg-free & Dairy-free.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2 Servings


  • ½ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsps Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsps dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsps raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground yellow mustard
  • Pinch of sea salt + black pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 Tbsps Almond milk, unsweetened


To Make the Dressing:

  • Whisk together the vegan mayonnaise, milk, olive oil, dijon mustard, ground mustard, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper in a bowl until combined and smooth.
  • Add dressing to your favorite mason jar or tightly sealed container and refrigerate for 3-4 days for optimal freshness.
  • Bon Appetit!


Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg


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  1. This might be the best DF dressing I’ve ever had! I made sure to use quality mustard and my favorite local raw honey. Usually I have to “doctor” recipes up a bit but this one was 5 stars out the gate. My whole family agrees. Thank you 🙏🏻

    • Hi Brandy! WOW-----I'm so happy that you enjoyed this dressing recipe! It's truly one of my go-to's! Thanks so much for choosing to give it a try! 🙂

  2. Hi Shanika, if I'm telling you that last night was the second time making your dressing, I hope you know what that means! It is fantastic, and your not so bad either :). I don't follow any dietary restrictions, and used regular mayonnaise and cows milk. After my first time making your dressing, I opted to withold the milk altogether, for an even thicker result. Our little family of 2 was so happy last night, and thank you for being a part of this!