You might be thinking, wait a minute, Whole30 Honey Mustard? I thought Whole30 had absolutely no honey at all! And you’d be right! Keep reading to see what is used instead of honey that is totally Whole30 compliant.
Whole30 Honey Mustard Ingredients
There is absolutely no honey in this dressing! But, since dressings are LIFE on the Whole30, you’ll need a compliant version of common condiments, dips, and dressings to keep foods flavorful and delicious on your round.
Dates are used in place of honey! Dates are 100% Whole30 compatible, because they are a fruit, and ALL fruits are compliant on the Whole30. Note that there is a caution giving to just eating them mindlessly, or eating them to get your sweet fix. But they are fruit, and therefore are compatible.
As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I don’t tolerate yeast well. If I have too much, I get massive headaches and it’s just not worth it to me to indulge in certain foods too much. A lot of store bought and homemade dressings have apple cider vinegar as the first ingredient. A lot of mustards contain white wine vinegar.
So to keep this yeast free, I couldn’t add mustard and honey or dates to mayonnaise, because it would contain yeast. So for this whole30 honey mustard I’ve used distilled white vinegar, because it has no (or VERY little) yeast in it. You can read here about yeast intolerances and how distilled vinegar is a safe option.
Since I can’t use pre-made mustard, I’ve used dried mustard to give the taste.
Of course, the base of it is mayonnaise. You can use either a premade mayo, or a homemade version. If you want to stay in control of your ingredients (and also keep it yeast free!) check out this recipe. It’s super basic, yeast free, and you can customize it any way you want. Add some curry to make a curry mayo. Add some sriracha to make a sriracha mayo. The possibilities are endless!
Whole30 Honey Mustard
- 5 dates
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1.5 tsp mustard
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp vinegar
- Boil the dates in water to soften, for just about a minute. Let cool and discard the pits.
- Place all ingredients in a mason jar.
- Blend with an immersion blender thoroughly.
Uses for Whole30 Honey Mustard
What can you do with this honey mustard? Umm, the possibilities just go ON and ON!! You may have heard it said that sauces are LIFE on the Whole30. They absolutely can get you through boring meals!
My favorite way is to eat these with fried Whole30 chicken strips or Whole30 chuletas. A note on fried foods. Deep fried foods are OUT on your Whole30. However, pan fried or shallow fried foods are allowed. If these are trigger foods for you or “foods without breaks”, then be responsible and honestly determine whether or not they have a place in your personal Whole30. They are not official SWYPO, but maybe they are for you personally.
An obvious use is salad dressing! Don’t eat a plain, dry salad just because you’re removing soy and sugar, some common ingredients in salad dressings! There are COUNTLESS Whole30 dressing you can make, and this is a fabulous one to add to salads.
Use it on chicken sandwiches or wraps. When I’m not on a round, I can’t think of anything yummier then to bite into a crispy, buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and this creamy honey mustard!
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