This easy recipe for Whole30 Honey Mustard tastes JUST like honey mustard dressing or dip but contains no honey! Instead, it’s made with a naturally sweet date paste. Great for chicken, veggies and as a Whole30 compliant salad dressing.
Is Honey Mustard Whole30?
The Whole30 program rules state that you cannot have any sweeteners, even natural ones like honey! This news saddened my heart because I absolutely love to use honey mustard on EVERYTHING.
However, there is a SWYPO loophole that makes a delicious tasting dressing and dip without any honey. It’s made with whole fruit instead!
That loophole is date paste. Not only are dates allowed on the program, but they can be soaked, strained then blended into the dressing to help make it sweet and creamy.
📝 Ingredients You’ll Need
- Avocado Oil - helps keep the texture of the dressing nice and smooth.
- Whole30 Compliant Mayo - makes up the creamy base of the dressing and pairs well with the other ingredients. You can either make your own mayo in one minute (see video) or purchase a Whole30 compliant brand.
- Mustards: Dijon Mustard gives this dressing mild mustard flavor without it being overpowering and coarse grain mustard gives a deeper flavor and a hint of rustic texture to the dressing.
- Date Paste - is made by soaking 1 cup of chopped medjool dates. This is what sweetens the dressing naturally and helps it become thick.
📖 How To Make Whole30 Honey Mustard
1️⃣ Make date paste:
To make the date paste, remove the pits from 1 cup of dates and roughly chop. Place in a bowl and cover with 2 cups of hot water. Let sit for 1 hour to soften. Then, drain.
2️⃣ Blend soaked dates:
Add the soaked dates to a high speed blender along with avocado oil, mayo, Dijon mustard and coarse grain mustard. Blend until a smooth consistency is formed. Pour into a glass jar with a lid and keep in the fridge for 5-7 days.
👉 Recipe Tips
- The best dates to use are medjool dates.
- To make the date paste, make sure you’re using one cup of chopped dates BEFORE soaking. The dates will expand as they absorb water.
- This dressing is best if blended in a high speed blender such as a Vitamix or Ninja. This will ensure that the dressing has no lumps leftover from the dates.
- Avocado oil is best for this recipe because it is Whole30 compliant and tasteless. Alternatively, you can use a light tasting olive oil.
Skip the mayo and blend with lemon juice and more oil for a honey mustard vinaigrette.
Don’t want to make it homemade? Grab a bottle of Whole30 compliant honey mustard dressing from Primal Kitchen or Thrive Market.
Kick it up a notch by adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to the dressing.
Blend in your favorite herbs for a fresh flavor.
Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon for a freshness and acidity.
🥗 How to Use Whole30 Honey Mustard
- Use it to marinate Chicken Breast or Pork Loin.
- Drizzle it on your favorite cooked vegetables like air fryer broccoli.
- Pour it on top of a sweet potato.
- Use it for dipping with this Pecan Crusted Chicken.
- Use it as a salad dressing on top of your favorite green salad.
More Whole30 Dressings and Sauces
- 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
- 1 cup Mayonnaise Whole30 compliant
- 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 tbsp Coarse Grain Mustard
- 1 cup Date Paste
- 1 cup Medjool Dates chopped
- 2 cups Water hot
To Make Date Paste
- To make the date paste, remove the seeds from 1 cup of dates and roughly chop. Place them in a bowl and cover with 2 cups of hot water. Let sit for 1 hour and drain.
To Make The Dressing
- Add the soaked dates to a high speed blender along with the avocado oil, mayo, Dijon mustard and Coarse Grain Mustard.
- Blend until a smooth consistency is formed. Pour into a glass jar with a lid and keep in the fridge for 5-7 days.