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Spicy Honey Mustard Sauce or Dressing Recipe

This Spicy Honey Mustard Sauce or Dressing is a sweet and tangy dressing for salads, grain bowls, or roasted vegetables. A sweet reward of beekeeping… As a beekeeper, I make this all the time.

What better way to enjoy honey than with a delicious, healthy, and simple raw honey mustard dressing?!  This dressing is dynamite on salads or grain bowls, and can turn raw vegetables into pure magic.
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What I love about this spicy honey mustard sauce or dressing is the amazing sweetness from the fresh honey. It’s so much better than using a sugar, as honey is a natural and much healthier sweetener. 

I like to keep the honey raw (not pasteurized) so it preserves the flavors  and keeps the honey pure, straight out of the hive. Having fresh, raw honey is one of the sweetest parts of beekeeping.

This Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing Is

  • Garlicky
  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Bright
  • Earthy
  • Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free
  • Simple to make ahead, and enjoy throughout the week on salads


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The Best Honey for Dressings

This is our third year beekeeping, and we have a few hives going strong this summer.  Last year, we maintained 5  hives throughout the summer and we harvested honey 2-3 times from the stronger hives.  We had delicious light golden honey in June when the nectar flow was just getting going – it was floral and super sweet.
And as the year progressed we got a rich dark honey in October when the bees were foraging from sap.  This late honey has a herby, medicinal, almost spicy taste to it.  It’s so amazing that different tasting honey can come from the same hives, and any honey you have on hand would be great in this dressing!

A No-Cook Sauce or Dressing Recipe That’s Perfect for Summer

This no-cook spicy honey mustard is a quick and simple recipe.  I love a good no-cook recipe for those days when I’m not feeling like standing around the stove, or for summer nights when it’s too hot to cook. I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here!  

This sauce comes together in about 5 minutes, and doesn’t require the stove or microwave to make. Just use a few pantry staple ingredients and you have a healthy meal ready in no time.  And very little to clean up afterwards… an added bonus!

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How To Make Spicy Honey Mustard

I love the double mustard in this raw honey mustard dressing. The normal yellow mustard gives the dressing a familiar kick, and the whole grain mustard provides a nice texture and and depth.  You can use one or the other for this dressing, but I’d definitely recommend adding both for the ultimate mustardy experience.  And you can even eat this dressing over fresh mustard greens if you are a mustard lover.

I was able to make this salad with fresh greens from the garden.  Our garden is producing like crazy this year, and we have fresh sweet lettuces to pick almost daily.  This dressing works on any kind of green: sweet or bitter.  The honey and apple cider really brighten up any greens, so use your favorite.  This would be great on arugula, kale, spinach, Boston lettuce (gotta represent my state!), or even iceberg.  The lettuce is just the vehicle to get this awesome sauce into your mouth!

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How Do I Make This Raw Honey Dressing?

All it takes is a mason jar and a few minutes.  This sauce couldn’t be easier to put together!
  1. In a mason jar, add all ingredients together and stir well (or shake) to combine.
  2. Seal with an airtight lid, refrigerate, and use within 1 week.

A Few Notes About Raw Honey

Raw honey is just honey that has not been pasteurized!  We take our honey straight from the hive, and don’t process or subject it to high heat.  Pasteurizing can kill bad (and beneficial) macrobiotics in the honey. You can use normal store-bought honey for this recipe… it doesn’t have to be raw.  That is just the way we like to keep our honey.  Babies under the age of 1 should not be given honey, and pregnant women should avoid unpasteurized foods.  Eat responsibly!

The best place to find raw honey is straight from your local beekeeper!  Check out a farmer’s market or farm stand near you – or reach out to your county or state beekeeping association to connect with beekeeper’s near by.  Support local bees, local keepers, and enjoy the sweet benefits.

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Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is naturally gluten free!  Just make sure the mustards or yogurt you are using in the dressing are also gluten free.
  • Same goes for sugar.  This recipe is naturally refined sugar free, but just check the labels of the yogurt.
  • While honey technically isn’t vegan since it’s an animal product… you can make this dairy free by using a soy or coconut yogurt for the dressing.  Its 100% vegetarian.

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Spicy Honey Mustard Sauce/Dressing

Kelly Jensen
This Spicy Honey Mustard Sauce or Dressing is a sweet and tangy dressing for salads, grain bowls, or roasted vegetables. A sweet reward of beekeeping... As a beekeeper, I make this all the time.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dressing, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 148 kcal



  • In a mason jar, add all ingredients together and stir well to combine.  Seal with an airtight lid, refrigerate, and use within 1 week.


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Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 214mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.3mg
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