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Dill Honey Mustard Sauce

Dill Honey Mustard Sauce

Mustard Dill Sauce for Salmon

This is a simple recipe for a dill honey and mustard sauce that you can use with smoked salmon or chicken.

One of our favourite treats used to be a trip to our local Ikea where we would have some delicious Swedish Meatballs for lunch and a soft ice cream on the way out. But we could never visit Ikea without picking up some Gravad Lax and a bottle of their Senap and dill sauce.

Unfortunately, now we do not have an Ikea close by. So this recipe for dill honey mustard sauce is my (successful) attempt to replicate this delicious sauce.

dill mustard dressing


What to serve with this mustard and dill dressing

Smoked salmon is obviously the first thing that comes to mind. Try making some delicious smoked salmon flatbread appetizers or smoked salmon crackers with cream cheese and use this mustard and dill sauce to complement it.

Gravad lax, which is salmon cured in sugar, salt and dill is also a good combination for this dill and mustard dressing.

recipe for honey dill sauce

You can also use this sauce as a salad dressing with a baby leaf saladavocado and bacon salad, or crispy chicken salad.

salad dressing
Dill and honey mustard sauce used as a salad dressing

It is also great as a topping with some ham on toast, if you are using some delicious home-baked and glazed ham.

honey dill sauce for salmon

This honey dill mustard sauce is also great as a sauce for some honey mustard chicken wraps.

honey mustard chicken wrap

So when you are not quite sure what to use to improve the taste of something – maybe this is exactly what you are looking for! The Ikea dill sauce certainly has inspired some combinations.

dill dressing for salmon salad
Dill Honey Mustard Sauce

Honey Mustard Sauce no Mayo

This sauce recipe does not include any mayo, and yet it is still creamy and delicious. It adds just the perfect combination of tastes to complement your salmon (the sweetness of the honey and the bite of the Dijon mustard together with the subtleness of the dill).

salmon appetizers with dill sauce
Some Smoked Salmon with dill honey mustard sauce on crackers

It really is so easy and quick to make and we have all the ingredients (except fresh dill) close to hand in our kitchen pantry. I used dried dill for this which also works fine, (but I am sure some fresh dill would be a little bit better).

This mustard & dill sauce will also keep well in the fridge for a few days at least.

salmon dill dressing

And at least now you will never have to visit Ikea again (unless of course, you need some new furniture or other household items)! Try his link for my Ikea style Swedish meatball recipe.

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. Please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make a honey mustard and dill sauce

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Dill Honey Mustard Sauce

Dill Honey Mustard Sauce

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This sauce is a perfect accompaniment to smoked salmon, fish, shrimp or ham. A simple easy recipe that is easily as good as the smoked salmon sauce you can get from Ikea.


  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried dill (by all means use fresh if you can get it)
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • Juice 1/2 lime
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Mix the mustard, honey and olive oil in a bowl and whisk together.
  2. Then add the vinegar, dill, sugar, lime zest and lime juice and stir until well mixed.
  3. Use it to serve with smoked salmon canapes, ham, hors d'oeuvres, or as a salad dressing with chicken.


I used dried dill in this recipe as I could not get any fresh dill. But dried dill works just as well.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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Thursday 18th of January 2024

Does this store well please?


Friday 19th of January 2024

Sure. Keep in the fridge in an airtight container and stir well before reusing.

Fiona W

Sunday 7th of January 2024

This is delicious! I made it without the sugar and with lemon juice instead of lime, as that was what I had to hand, and it was just right to go with some smoked salmon. Lovely.


Wednesday 10th of January 2024

Glad it worked out!

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