Low-Calorie Honey Mustard Dressing

Low-Calorie Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

The Spruce Eats / Abby Mercer

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
30 Calories
1g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 16mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The combination of honey and mustard is simply irresistible and has delighted us for decades with famously tangy and sweet flavors. Our simple recipe for a creamy low-cal version of honey-mustard dressing is as creamy as full-fat versions, equally delicious, and a great addition to your kitchen arsenal. It goes well with all types of salads as well as chicken nuggets, grilled meats, french fries, and crudités, among many other dishes. You simply need three ingredients and five minutes to enjoy this tasty dressing.

Many store-bought dressings of this kind are loaded with additives, preservatives, and unnecessary calories from the fat and sugar that help extend the shelf life of the products. With our easy recipe, you'll be mixing three very straightforward ingredients—without adding sugar—and reducing the calorie and fat content by using low-fat mayonnaise. This quick swap will save you plenty of calories, without sacrificing the flavor or texture. Be mindful that mayo has eggs, so if you're serving to people with egg allergies, do warn them about the contents. Alternatively, use low-fat vegan mayo. Naturally gluten-free, this is also a great dressing for people with wheat allergies, but double-check the mayo label as some do contain wheat-derived ingredients.

Our honey-mustard dressing recipe is not only delicious but also very versatile. Toss it with a fresh, green salad, use it as a sandwich or wrap condiment, serve it with hot dogs, or use it as a dip for chips. Try turkey, brie, arugula, and honey-mustard as a winning combination, or smoked ham, provolone, sliced apples, watercress, and honey-mustard for an unusual pairing. Use the dressing to brush pork loins, salmon fillets, or chicken breasts while they cook in the oven. Mix the dressing with sour cream or full-fat Greek yogurt to dip fried cheese sticks or cheese empanadas in, or make creamy and sweet flatbread by smearing a generous amount of this dressing on focaccia or naan and topping it with your favorite deli meats and vegetables. Make an apple, walnut, raisin, and cabbage salad with plenty of honey-mustard dressing to accompany heavy or spicy meats. This dressing keeps well in the fridge for a few days so you can double or triple the recipe to always have at hand this delicious preparation. Our ingredients make eight 1-tablespoon servings.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Low-Calorie Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe ingredients

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  2. Combine the Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and honey in a small dish.

    Combine the Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and honey in a small dish

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  3. Mix well, and refrigerate until ready to use.

    Low-Calorie Honey Mustard Dressing in a bowl

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