Honey Mustard has a bit of a reputation problem. It’s not as famed as ketchup and mustard, nor as much of a must-have as BBQ sauce. For many, it’s a love-it-or-hate-it kind of condiment. But real, quality honey mustard is something everyone can love. And the secret? Starting with pure, raw & unfiltered local honey.

Why make your own honey mustard instead of going store-bought? You already know the answer: it tastes better! A minute or two spent whisking ingredients together makes for a truly unique sauce that makes any recipe feel like true home cooking. Once you start experimenting with your own sauces, it’s easy to find new places to work them in, whether with a tray of crudité or alongside BBQ pork or chicken.

Local Honey Mustard

Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup Local Hive Honey (We recommend our Washington or Texas varietals.)

1/4 cup yellow mustard

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Directions

  1. Add mayonnaise, honey, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and yellow mustard to a large bowl.
  2. Whisk your ingredients well.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Honey mustard of all kinds is always best served cold.

To spice up your Local Honey Mustard, try whisking in cayenne pepper, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika, or all of the above. Depending on the dish, the right seasoning can add the perfect finishing touch. A well-tuned honey mustard is more than just a condiment. It can be tweaked into a salad dressing (by adding garlic, pepper, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar), as a marinade (with extra lemon juice, pepper, and olive oil), or as a dipping sauce (with paprika and pepper) to complement all kinds of chicken, but especially chicken: think fried chicken fingers, rotisserie, or a tangy mustard-glazed salad.

Here are some tips on how to serve and preserve your local honey mustard:

Serving: Since this recipe contains mayonnaise, don’t leave it out for longer than 2 hours. It’s important that it not get too warm. Honey – and honey mustard – also considered unsafe for children under 1 year of age.

Storing: Your homemade local honey mustard will last up to 3 weeks in the fridge stored in an airtight container.

Freezing: DO NOT freeze your homemade local honey mustard, because mayonnaise never freezes well. Always consume it fresh or store it in the fridge.

Hungry for more? Check out our Honey Mustard Glazed Ham recipe for another recipe featuring Local Hive-style honey mustard.