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Whole30 Date Mustard - This Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free dairy-free dipping sauce and dressing is a kid favorite! Easy to make with only 3 ingredients and budget-friendly!

This is my favorite dressing and dipping sauce on or OFF the Whole30. I was a honey mustard fiend growing up, it was my all time favorite sauce for dipping or salads. This Whole30 compatible version has been my go-to sauce for years and you will never find my fridge without it!

The dates in the date mustard sauce are a great way to get your kids to enjoy a compliant sauce and/or help them transition away from traditional sweet sauces. I also enjoy the date mustard as an inexpensive delicious salad dressing, stocked with healthy fats!

If you use homemade mayo, this checks in at only $2.50/8 oz – less than half the cost of many store-bought Whole30 dressings. This one is a keeper!

 

Whole30 Date Mustard - This Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free dairy-free dipping sauce and dressing is a kid favorite! Easy to make with only 3 ingredients and budget-friendly!
5 from 22 votes
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Whole30 Date Mustard

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Autumn, Wholefoodfor7

Ingredients

Method 1

  • 2-4 tablespoons date paste (see below)
  • 1 cup compliant mayo*
  • 2-3 tablespoons regular yellow mustard

Method 2

  • 4-5 dates
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup compliant mayo*
  • 2-3 tablespoons regular yellow mustard

Instructions

Method 1

  1. Make date paste - see recipe below. Making the dates into a paste first will result in a more even spread to the dates, no large chunks or need for a high powered blender to chop the dates within the sauce.

  2. COMBINE mayo, mustard and date paste in a blender or with an immersion blender. Blend to combine. Taste and adjust amounts of mustard and dates to yourpreferences (stronger or lighter mustard flavor). I recommend starting with 2 tablespoons mustard and 3 tablespoons date paste and adjusting from there. I like mine with 2 tablespoons mustard + 4 tablespoons date paste.

Method 2

  1. PLACE dates in 1 cup hot water to soften for 5 minutes. Discard hot water after softening.

  2. COMBINE mayo, mustard and dates in a blender or with an immersion blender.Blend to combine. Taste and adjust amounts of mustard and dates to yourpreferences (stronger or lighter mustard flavor). I recommend starting with 2 tablespoons mustard and 4 dates and adjusting from there.

  3. STORE in the fridge. Keeps good until the expiration of your mayo. If homemade mayo, usually that is until the expiration date of your eggs you used to makethe homemade mayo with.

Recipe Notes

*I use my homemade 2-minute Mayo here. Too thick for your needs? You can always thin down this dressing with any dairy-free milk till you reach the desired consistency. 

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Date Paste

Ingredients

  • 1 c. pitted dates packed
  • ½ c. very hot water

Instructions

  1. Combine dates and hot water in a bowl and let sit for 1 minute. I usually press them down into the water a bit to ensure they all are soaking. Place dates and all the liquid in a blender and process for 30 seconds or until completely smooth. Store in a closed container in the fridge for up to 3-4 weeks.

47 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So good! We finished the whole batch in one sitting!! My blender isn’t the greatest and didn’t chop up the dates that well. Do you think this would work with date syrup in place of the dates? Can’t wait to make again!

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    • You can use date paste! *Date Paste – Combine 1 cup dates and 1/2 cup hot water in your blender. Let sit for 1 minute. I usually press them down into the water a bit to ensure they all are soaking. Process for 30 seconds or until completely smooth. You will only use 2 tablespoons for this recipe – store remaining in a closed container in the fridge for up to 3-4 weeks.

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  2. 5 stars
    Super easy, why did I not try it before. My kids love it! Thanks!!!

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  3. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! So simple, but so tasty. I use it often on my daily salads.

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  4. Added this to de sauce repertoire in our house!
    I live in Curaçao and clean sauces are limited or expensive, so I’ve been making our own and this is awesome😋!

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    • I love that you have been making this sauce in Curacao, how great! Thank you!

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  5. 5 stars
    I am such a sauce person and this one is SO easy! It is absolutely delicious and I will even put it on veggies when I am not feeling like eating them.

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  6. 5 stars
    This recipe did not disappoint! Such a perfect balance of spice and sweetness that totally satisfied my honey mustard craving. I did end up thinning it out a little with full fat coconut milk. This was the perfect dipping consistency.

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  7. I made a half batch the first time. Making a whole batch this time. It is delicious!

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    • So happy you loved it, thank you!

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    • 5 stars
      Delicious! I bought dates just to make this recipe and it was so worth it. Yummy!

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  8. 5 stars
    I make this sauce at least twice a week or more. I use It for dipping sauce for your chick fl A nuggets. This sauce is to die for.

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    • Thank you! It’s such a favorite in our household and happy it’s a favorite for you too!

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    • This mustard is where it’s at. I made it for nuggets and fries but was so glad I had leftovers to put it on everything. Veggies, salad, everything.

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  9. 5 stars
    The first time I made this I just stared at the bowl in astonishment…I had just made homemade 2 minute mayo for the first time and turned it into THIS??? A must have – I would buy this by the case, but it’s so easy and delicious to make yourself!

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    • Woot that this was such an empowering win – making your own better-for-you sauces is like a superpower! This is a must-have in our house!

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  10. 5 stars
    This is one of my favorite dipping sauces ever! I love keeping a jar of it in my fridge. 🙂 Great with roasted potatoes/fries, on burgers, even slathered on sweet potato toast. Yum!

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  11. 5 stars
    Delicious. This is probably my favorite sauce because 1. It’s delicious and 2. It’s super easy! Honestly, it takes so much self control to stop just eating it straight with a spoon. 😋

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  12. The date mustard has become my new favorite dipping sauce! I made extra to have with homemade potato wedges and zucchini fries. I originally made it for the zucchini chicken tenders and my kids loved it. Thank you for the great recipe!

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  13. Everything in moderation – EXCEPT THIS! 🙂 Seriously, this sauce is perfection and could not be easier to make. After feeding it to my teenagers, they hands down prefer this to any nationwide chain dipping sauce.
    This has become a new family favorite! Thank you for providing a clean & easy alternative.

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    • Whaaat?! I LOVE that your teens love this over store bought dipping sauces. That makes my heart so happy!

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  14. I cannot thank you enough for this recipe! We make it in large batches and use it on EVERYTHING! Honey mustard is something I love and miss when on whole30 and now I don’t use anything but this!

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  15. 5 stars
    My husband and I absolutely love this sauce and we have made it several times. Love that I can make a batch in a mason jar and store it in the fridge that way. The last time I made it I couldn’t get my hands on dates for it, but I had fresh figs and it worked great with that too!

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  16. 5 stars
    I made this for a healthy alternative for my family and my honey mustard connoisseur (he’s 6) won’t touch the store bought stuff now. We have some in our fridge at all times.

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    • That’s so wonderful that your 6-year-old now prefers this! Aw, I love it!

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    • 5 stars
      This is SO good!!! I made this along with the Chic fil a nuggets and it was a perfect combination. It’s so delicious that I use it on appetizer platters for dipping or if its on the thicker side a spread. This is on repeat in my home and a go to when asked to bring an appetizer…no one knows it’s a Whole30 compliant sauce!

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  17. A MUST make for whole 30 (and beyond)!

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  18. 5 stars
    Since I made this the first time, its been a staple in my house. My kids and I love it, going to miss it for my round of whole 30 😭.

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    • So happy this is a household staple! And it’s Whole30 compatible, so it can come with you on your Whole30! : )

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  19. 5 stars
    This was a great way for me to use up the extra date paste that I had from the Mini Meatloaves recipe. The date mustard was delicious on our chicken 5 ingredient chicken!

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  20. 5 stars
    SO GOOD. Hands down my favorite sauce I’ve ever made at home. Just make it. You won’t regret it.

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    • I’m so happy this is a favorite, thank you!

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  21. 5 stars
    This is my new go to dressing. It is so good and tasty! I love to have the chick fi la paleo chicken with this!!

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    • Aw, yay! This is my staple dressing too and it’s so good with that chicken!

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  22. 5 stars
    I made a half batch and it was delish. Even the mother-in-law liked it and she is super picky!

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    • Wahoo! I’m so happy it was a winner – this is a must-have sauce in our house!

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    • 5 stars
      This was super yummy… even if I didn’t soak my dates first. Don’t be like me – soak your dates! You’ll thank yourself later.

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      • Great tip – the soaking of the dates really will help them blend well to avoid large chunks of dates. Happy you enjoyed nonetheless!

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  23. This is the best sauce!! I have tweaked a couple things to make it a “dump” recipe (like dump ranch) and I make it so often now! Thank you!

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    • It’s a must-have in our house – so happy you enjoy it too, thank you!

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  24. Would using dijon mustard work??

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    • It depends on what flavor you are going for. I don’t love dijon so a sweet dijon wouldn’t be my scene, but if you enjoy dijon it could be right up your alley!

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  25. 5 stars
    I made this today and it is SO GOOD. I had leftover date paste that I used and I also mixed spicy brown mustard with regular yellow mustard. This recipe is definitely a keeper!!

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    • It’s one sauce we always have to have on hand, so thrilled you found it a keeper too!

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    • 5 stars
      All I can say is DELISH! Definitely helping me through my whole30 journey, this second time around. Your recipes are always easy and healthy. Thanks you!

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  26. 5 stars
    I just made this sauce tonight and YUM! Tastes just like honey mustard from a restaurant.

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    • Thank you, so happy it was a keeper! It’s my all-time favorite sauce.

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