Our Low Carb Honey Mustard Sauce is out of this world delicious and keto-friendly! Perfect as a dip for your favorite chicken recipe, or used as a dressing on top of a crispy green salad. It’s almost as easy as picking up the bottled variety at your grocery store. You’ll have it ready to go in less than 5 minutes and it tastes so much better! Brush it on over chicken or fish while grilling, or slather on burgers, baked ham, or wraps. You get the idea. It’s a verstile condiment.
Honey mustard sauce has long been a staple in our kitchen. We love the zing of Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar jacked up with garlic and cayenne pepper, but we have that one problem – it’s called HONEY mustard.
Now that we have great sugar substitutes, there are many products are on the market to help us reduce carbs. Our preference for honey replacement is Truvia Nectar, which is a stevia sweetener that’s blended with a little honey and sugar. We know, We know, but we’ve tried several sugar-free honey substitutes, and honestly, the taste of honey just isn’t there. Since 1/2 tablespoon of Truvia Nectar replaces 1 full tablespoon of honey, we only needed a little bit to give us that rich, honey flavor, which takes our count to just 1 net carb per tablespoon. Compare that to Chick-fil-A or other commercial honey mustard sauces, which come in around 5 to 6 net carbs per serving.
If you prefer to go with either a tablespoon of sugar-free honey substitue, or a confectioners sugar replacement like Swerve or Truvia, etc., you’ll get that net carb close to zero. Your choice!
In a small mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard (or yellow mustard if you’re not a fan of Dijon), apple cider vinegar, 1.5 teaspoons of Truvia Nectar (or your preferred sugar replacement), garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Stir or whisk until ingredients are combined. Switch out the garlic powder for onion powder or any other favorite, and the cayenne pepper can be eliminated or ramped up. I tried doubling the cayenne pepper and my husband loved it even more. Maybe a little too hot for me : D.
If the sauce isn’t sweet enough for you, add in a little Truvia, Swerve, or any other sugar-free sweetener until you find your sweet spot. Stores covered in the fridge for a solid week.
Low Carb Honey Mustard Sauce
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1½ tsp Truvia nectar
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- In a small bowl, add all ingredients and stir until combined.
- Store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.