Frugal Foodie Friday: Easy, Low-Fat Sweet Dijon Dressing


You may have noticed my recent obsession with salads and homemade salad dressings since early summer. First came the Non-Fat Curry Vinaigrette, followed quickly by the Sesame-Orange Dressing. But, I had yet to attempt my favorite dressing, honey dijon. Once I finally did, it resulted in this Low-Fat Sweet Dijon Dressing of my dreams.

Low Fat Sweet Dijon Dressing

You see, my husband just isn’t a fan of anything resembling honey mustard. But, I finally found my opportunity one day to whip up a batch just for myself. I looked up several recipes for this everyday dressing, but all sounded a bit muddled in my opinion. Mayo, yogurt, pepper, onion … too many distractions from the simplistic deliciousness that the basic honey and mustard combo can offer. So I winged it, and came up with my own, surprisingly simple concoction that was delicious, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and extremely low fat to boot! It can be made with either honey for a traditional taste or agave/maple syrup for a vegan option.

The thicker creamy consistency is thanks to flaxseeds! The flaxseeds add the tiniest bit of “healthy” fat, which transforms this dressing from non-fat to light, but adds some nutrients as well.

Reader Raves: Low-Fat Sweet Dijon Dressing

I originally posted this recipe on my old blog, and a reader named Kathleen shared the following feedback:

Simply delicious! Doubled the recipe, using 2 tsp ground flaxseed and blended it up. Made it a second time with spicy brown mustard and fig infused white vinegar and it’s still delicious! Yum!! It encourages me to eat a lot of salad:). THANKS!

Special Diet Notes: Low-Fat Sweet Dijon Dressing

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Low-Fat Sweet Dijon Dressing
Serves: 2-3
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseeds (flax meal)
  1. Whisk these four little ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Pop the dressing in the fridge to thicken a bit while you make the rest of your salad.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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