Fat-Free Agave Mustard Dressing

Fat-Free Agave Mustard Dressing

This fat-free agave mustard dressing recipe combines the natural sweetness of agave with the tangy kick of Dijon mustard.
Agave syrup stands in for the more familiar honey in this classic dressing. It brings a mild and pleasant sweetness without the spike in blood sugar levels.

No agave mustard dressing is complete without mustard, and we choose Dijon for its flavor and health benefits.  Dijon mustard is a pungent, creamy mustard originating from the city of Dijon in the Burgundy region of France, and believe it or not, is rich in compounds called glucosinolates, which have antioxidant properties that protect against cell damage!

This agave mustard dressing is great on salads or for dipping and can even be used as a marinade and glaze for baked tofu.

Fat-Free Agave Mustard Dressing

December 22, 2023
: Makes about 1 cup of dressing.
: 5 min
: 5 min
: Easy

This agave mustard dressing strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tangy, enhancing the natural flavors of your salads or grain dishes without overpowering them.

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup agave syrup (adjust according to desired sweetness)
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup water (or as needed for desired consistency)
  • Step 1 In a bowl, combine Dijon mustard, agave syrup, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice. Mix well until fully incorporated.
  • Step 2 Add garlic powder and onion powder to the mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Step 3 Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remember, the flavors will intensify over time, so season lightly.
  • Step 4 If the dressing is too thick, gradually add water until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Step 5 Taste and adjust the seasoning or sweetness if necessary.
  • Step 6 Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The dressing will keep well for up to a week.

Dr. John McDougall has a different take on the fat-free agave mustard dressing here.

Try either fat-free agave mustard dressing in a Fiesta Rice Bowl.

Estimated Nutritional Information (per tablespoon):

  • Calories: 20
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 120mg

Tip: This dressing can be easily customized. Try adding herbs like dill or parsley for a fresh twist, or a pinch of cayenne pepper for some heat.