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This easy condiment will quickly become a favorite! Dijonnaise combines the rich and creamy flavor of mayo with the tangy flavor of Dijon mustard.

A small bowl of dijonnaise next to celery and carrots.

​You’re going to love this homemade dijonnaise recipe. It’s perfect as a sandwich spread, a dip, or a creamy salad dressing. This mustard sauce is truly magically!

I love it served with crisp vegetables, tofu chicken nuggets, or polenta fries for a quick snack or appetizer.

What is dijonnaise?

Dijonnaise is a condiment that blends Dijon mustard with mayonnaise, creating a creamy and tangy sauce. Dijonnaise is often used as a sandwich or burger spread, a dipping sauce, or as a flavorful addition to salads and dressings.

Popularized by the mayonnaise brand Hellmann’s, their Dijonnaise was discontinued in 2020. But fret not! You can easily make your own version of Hellmann’s dijonnaise at home!

Ingredients and substitutions

Gathered ingredients for this dijonnaise recipe.
  • Mayonnaise: Opt for your preferred vegan mayonnaise to keep this recipe plant-based. You can even make your own homemade mayonnaise.
  • Dijon Mustard: Select a high-quality Dijon mustard for its distinct tangy flavor. The mustard’s quality will significantly impact the overall taste of the dijonnaise.
  • Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds a bright and citrusy element to the dijonnaise.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season the dijonnaise with salt and pepper according to your taste.

Optional seasonings

Make it your own by adding some different flavor variations. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Hot sauce, cayenne pepper, jalapeño peppers – If you enjoy a bit of heat, a dash of cayenne pepper, a few drops of hot sauce, or some diced jalapeño peppers can add a spicy kick to the dijonnaise.
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder and onion powder
  • Dried herbs – Experiment with dried herbs such as tarragon, chives, or parsley.
  • Maple syrup – For a touch of sweetness.

How to make homemade dijonnaise

Mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice mixed in a small bowl.

Step 1: In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Salt and black pepper sprinkled into the bowl of dijonnaise.

Step 2: Sprinkle in the salt and black pepper and stir to combine.

The finished dijonnaise in a bowl.

Step 3: Taste the dijonnaise and adjust the seasoning as needed. For more creaminess, add more mayo, for more tangy flavor, add more dijon mustard and lemon juice.

Use the dijonnaise immediately or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later use. For enhanced flavor, you can refrigerate the dijonnaise for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the ingredients to meld and intensifies the taste.

Serving suggestions

  • Burgers: Take your burgers to the next level by slathering Dijonnaise on the buns. It pairs well with these jackfruit burgers and these chickpea burger patties.
  • Dipping Sauce: Serve Dijonnaise as a flavorful dipping sauce for an array of snacks and appetizers. Whether it’s accompanying sweet potato fries, potato wedges, tater tots, or vegetable sticks, the tanginess of the Dijonnaise brings an extra layer of excitement to each bite.
  • Salad Dressing: Create a simple salad dressing by whisking Dijonnaise with a touch of olive oil or thin it out with a little water.
  • On Roasted Veggies: Drizzle Dijonnaise over roasted vegetables before serving. The tangy notes complement the caramelized flavors of the veggies. I love it with roasted brussels sprouts and air fried sweet potatoes.
Celery dipped into a bowl of dijonnaise.

FAQ’s

What is dijonnaise sauce made of?

Dijonnaise sauce is a combination of Dijon mustard with mayonnaise. The ratio of mustard to mayonnaise can vary based on personal preference, with some recipes incorporating additional ingredients like garlic, lemon juice, or herbs for added flavor. The result is a creamy and tangy condiment.

Is dijonnaise the same thing as dijon mustard?

Dijonnaise and Dijon mustard are related condiments but are not exactly the same. Dijonnaise is a blend of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise, creating a creamy and tangy spread with a milder flavor than straight Dijon mustard.

Dijonnaise dripping off a spoon back into a bowl of it.
A small bowl of dijonnaise next to celery and carrots.

Dijonnaise Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Author: Rachel
This easy condiment will quickly become a favorite! Dijonnaise combines the rich and creamy flavor of mayo with the tangy flavor of Dijon mustard.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients  

  • ½ cup mayonnaise I used vegan mayo
  • ¼ cup dijon mustard
  • ½ lemon juiced (about 4-5 teaspoons)
  • teaspoon salt and black pepper each, to taste

Instructions 

  • Combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Add the salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Taste the dijonnaise and adjust the seasoning as needed. For more creaminess, add more mayo, for more tangy flavor, add more dijon mustard and lemon juice.

Notes

Use the dijonnaise immediately or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later use. For enhanced flavor, you can refrigerate the dijonnaise for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the ingredients to meld and intensifies the taste.
Store the dijonnaise in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
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