One of my favorite sauces is honey mustard. It always seemed to pair perfectly with pork tenderloin, chicken, pretzels, and even as a salad dressing. Lathering chicken breasts in honey mustard before breading always made for a delicious baked recipe. I even used it as a condiment for a grilled bratwurst or that ball game hot dog. The possibilities were really endless. I used to always have a batch of honey mustard handy in the refrigerator. It was simple to make and added so much flavor. AND CARBS!
Honey itself has 17g of carbs per tablespoon. That can add up quickly in any of the uses described above. Organic honey mustard sauce sounds like a great idea since organic is now all the craze. However, the culprit is the honey . . . “Whole Foods” brand organic honey mustard sauce has 16.5g of carbs for every tablespoon.
Our honey mustard sauce has less than 1 gram of carbohydrate and still tastes great with a creamy mustard flavor and as sweet as the honey based versions. This is the perfect low-carb substitute.
The ingredients in our honey mustard sauce are simple and the assembly is quick. Literally, in 5 minutes you have the finished sauce. Although we do recommend refrigerating for a couple of hours so the flavors can meld.
The sauce is mayonnaise based. We like to be a little heavy with the mayonnaise in our recipe. Although this does yield a lighter coloring to the sauce than the store-bought versions that are heavier on the basic yellow mustard, it works best as a salad dressing or as a coating for baked chicken. If you prefer a more traditional coloring and heavier mustard taste simply add an extra teaspoon of your standard yellow mustard or go heavier on the yellow mustard and less on the Dijon variety.
We also add garlic powder and smoked paprika into our blend and, of course, apple cider vinegar. We have tried many apple cider vinegars and found that the best flavor and healthy option is made by Bragg. It may not be so easy to find in your local market, but you can order it here and it comes well packaged and fast. Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is simply the best! Many organics live off of the label “organic” and with a staple like this you may be tempted to say “they are all the same.” Try this one, you will definitely taste the difference.
The key ingredient is the sweetener. We used liquid Stevia drops for this recipe. Eighteen drops may seem like a lot, but it is needed to equal to two tablespoons of sugar. Remember this is replacing the sweetness of honey. It is also not very expensive.
As an alternative, you can use EZ Sweetz for your drops. It is a highly concentrated Splenda or liquid Sucralose. We find there is less of an after-taste with this product and it has no additives that are found in powdered versions. Six drops of the family size will equal 2 tablespoons of sugar. Two ounces of EZ Sweetz contains 800 drops so it is very inexpensive and will last a long time.
You can use either one and adjust the amount to your preferred sweetness.
Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate for a couple of hours and you will have the perfect low carb honey mustard sauce for all of your uses. It will also keep as long as any store-bought version and be available when you need a quick honey mustard sauce.
We used this recipe tonight for dipping “naked” chicken wings. Tomorrow, it will dress a tasty bratwurst from the grill. A green salad with this delicious low-carb honey mustard sauce is coming up soon! Give it a try, and remember, it is Tasty low Carb!
Low Carb Honey Mustard Sauce
Perfect for dipping, as a condiment, and even as a salad dressing. A delicious honey mustard substitute with less than 1 carb per serving.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve cold.
We strongly suggest using Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.