Honey Mustard Sauce
We based our recipe on The Slow Roasted Italian’s “Better than Wendy’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce” recipe. As a former Wendy’s employee, I have always loved Wendy’s food, and I’ll be posting tips and tricks to make your own at home.
I absolutely love Wendy’s Honey Mustard Sauce – but, wait! There’s two different Honey Mustard Sauces! There’s the one that goes on the grilled chicken sandwich and then the one that your dip your nuggets into. Both are very different – the sandwich sauce is very smooth, with a slightly more Dijon flavor (it was also thick and sticky, so clearly heavy on the honey), and the dipping sauce is a bit on the spicy side (in terms of flavor, rather than heat).
This recipe is a bit of both – a crossover/mashup, if you will. It has that smooth sweetness, as well as a bit more flavor than the sandwich sauce.
- yellow mustard
- Dijon mustard
- lemon juice
Donna over at theslowroasteditalian skips the yellow mustard, but I think it is important to come close to the Wendy’s chicken nugget dipping sauce. Her recipe is based on another Yummy recipe from allrecipes.com. She also recommends organic & fresh lemons, but I never have lemons laying around.
I just mix it altogether, taste it and adjust. I just use a bowl with a lid and a spoon. Nothing fancy here.
It is important to see the flavor flecks in your sauce. Add a bit more Dijon to get it there if you have to. If you like it a bit spicy, add extra pepper, fresh ground peppercorn or try white pepper.
Paired with my Not-So-Spicy Buffalo Wings, the sweet spicy goodness comes home to Janet’s (not Wendy’s).
This makes a great side dish or appetizer for a Game of Thrones themed party, with my “Chicken Littlefingers”.
Honey Mustard Sauce
- ¼ c Hellmann's Olive Oil Mayonnaise Dressing
- 2 T Yellow mustard, prepared (French's)
- 2 T organic Dijon mustard
- 3 T Honey
- ½ t Lemon juice
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Combine ingredients and refrigerate (overnight is best).
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4.3g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 15.4g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.3g||1%|
|Total Sugars 13g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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