Mustard-Mayo Dip

Mustard-Mayo Dip

The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

Prep: 1 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 1 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
189 Calories
21g Fat
0g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 10mg 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.)

A flavorful dip is always welcome on the party food buffet, and this quick recipe is perfect to serve alongside both hot and cold appetizers. This simple dipping sauce is made with only four ingredients: mayonnaise, yellow and Dijon mustards, and dried dill.

Serve alongside chicken wings, sausage balls, crab cakes, or chicken strips, as well as fresh vegetables, chips, and hard and soft pretzels. You can also use this mayo-mustard mixture as a sandwich spread; the flavor combination is ideal with turkey, chicken, and ham, making a ho-hum lunch a little more exciting.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Mustard-Mayo Dip ingredients

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  2. In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, mustards, and dill.

     mayonnaise, mustards, and dill in a bowl

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  3. Mix gently until all of the ingredients are combined evenly.

    Mustard-Mayo Dip in a bowl

    The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a covered container for later.

Recipe Variations

  • Feel free to swap out the yellow mustard for a grainy mustard, or, if you'd like to add a little kick, use a spicy mustard instead.
  • Include a bit of horseradish and Worcestershire sauce to give this dip another layer of flavor.
  • Although dill and mustard are a perfect match, you can use a different herb if you prefer. Tarragon is a natural choice to go along with the mayo and mustard, but parsley, chives, and even cilantro would add a nice touch.
  • Toss in some chopped scallions or minced garlic.
  • If you're craving a bit of sweetness, squeeze in a little honey, or, if spicy is your thing, a few drops of your favorite hot sauce.
  • For a creamier version of this dip, include some sour cream.
  • To make this dip a little healthier, substitute light mayo for regular.

Ways to Use This Dip

This simple recipe can take standard hors-d'oeuvres and sandwiches to the next level.

  • Mini crab cakes are wonderful with a dollop of the sauce.
  • The mayo-mustard combination is the perfect counterpoint for spicy fried chicken fingers.
  • It's also delicious with shrimp cocktail or other fresh seafood.
  • For something a little different, try dipping the British version of pigs in a blanket, where bacon is wrapped around a cocktail sausage and baked.
  • Spread on a sandwich of turkey, brie cheese, tomato, and arugula on whole grain bread.
  • Mix into shredded or cubed chicken for a quick chicken salad; add some fresh herbs and some slivered almonds for added texture, color, and flavor.

How to Store

  • This mustard-mayo dipping sauce and spread can be stored in the fridge for up to four days. Just make sure it is placed in an airtight container.

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