Honey mustard sauce recipe

A honey mustard sauce is an excellent accompaniment to meat dishes, pie shells and salads.

A 100% French recipe that is easy to make.


  • French mustard
  • French honey
  • Honey mustard sauce recipe
  • Where to find honey?

French mustard

To make a honey mustard sauce, two approaches are possible: buy mustard directly or make your own homemade mustard.

By choosing the 1st option, it is time saving that is privileged.

The mustard is already ready , and its taste is also familiar. When buying it, it is important to carefully read the front and back of the jar label to know its origin.

Making your own mustard is highly recommended.

It’s simple to do . Few ingredients are needed. The recipe is totally adapted to his taste . And and in less than 24 hours, the mustard is ready!

French honey

Since 2017, hobby and professional beekeepers have produced an average of between 20,000 and 30,000 tonnes of honey per year.

There are a multitude of honeys , with such different varieties and flavors.

Depending on their typicality, each honey will bring a unique taste.

For sweet notes , flower, lavender or rosemary honey is preferred.
For a spicier mustard , consider honey with character such as buckwheat, mountain or fir honey.

When choosing your honey, it is also important to take a good look at the origin.
Significant quantities of foreign honey are sold in France. By carefully reading the label of the jar of honey, the origin is revealed there.

Honey mustard sauce recipe

Let’s start this recipe by discovering the steps for making homemade mustard.

If you are short on time, use a French mustard like Reine de Dijon mustard.

Homemade mustard recipe

150 grams of yellow (less spicy), brown or black mustard seeds
10 cl of white vinegar or cider vinegar
30 cl of water
10 g of fine salt

Small mortar

👉 Soak mustard seeds for at least 4 hours (24 hours being ideal) in vinegar and water.
👉 Drain the seeds.
👉 Mix gently, or crush the mixture with a mortar or pestle.
(to keep the grains, do not mix completely)
👉 Adjust the seasoning.
It’s time to add your little touch (salt, pepper, vinegar, herbs).

Homemade mustard is ready.

It keeps in the fridge. The more time passes, the more its flavors develop.

Honey mustard sauce

Whether the mustard is homemade or commercial, it is recommended to add honey to the mustard just before using it.

By remaining in the refrigerator, the honey loses its flavors.

With liquid honey , the mustard and honey mixture is very easy.

When the honey has a more compact consistency , just put it in the microwave for a few seconds. It should not heat up. Above 35°C, it loses a large part of its nutritional qualities.

How much honey to add?

It all depends on your tastes and the type of honey used.

For a mustard with soft and sweet notes , honey can represent up to 30%. For a spicier
mustard , with characterful honey, 10 to 15% honey may be sufficient.

So it’s up to you to test and experiment.

This honey mustard sauce will accompany a multitude of recipes including those of filet mignon or shoulder of lamb.

Where to find honey for its honey mustard sauce?

Honey is one of the main ingredients for making a delicious honey mustard sauce.

To find French honey from beekeepers, go to the Honey Platform.

You can directly contact the beekeeper of your choice.

There are no middlemen. The work of the beekeeper is completely valued .


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