Spicy Mustard Dressing Recipe

If you’re looking for a healthy low calorie vegan dressing recipe look no further! This light dressing is 100% plant based and healthy. It is low in calories and delicious. Hot mustard dressing is a healthy alternative to most sauces. It contains spicy mustard, nutritional yeast, and aquafaba. Aquafaba is simply the water from a can of chickpeas. This is the best low calorie homemade salad dressing. It can mimic the functionality of egg whites in certain recipes. I love this Spicy Mustard Dressing Recipe.

Mustard seeds are ground down into a condiment called mustard. The mustard plant naturally has a sharp, hot, pungent flavor. It’s great for low calorie homemade salad dressing.

Mixing ground mustard seeds with water causes a chemical reaction between two compounds in the seed. Mustard makes a great vegan dressing recipe.

Hot mustard is prepared by bringing out the natural piquancy of the mustard seeds. It is enhanced by using pungent black or brown mustard seeds rather than the white mustard seeds. White mustard seeds are used to make mild mustards.

Nutritional yeast is a yellow powdered seasoning. This deactivated yeast is popular among vegans due to the fact it’s nutritionally rich. Furthermore it tastes like cheese. Nutritional yeast is a rich source of vitamin B12. 

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Nutritional yeast

Some brands are fortified with vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 can be hard for vegans to consume with supplements. Therefore fortified nutritional yeast is a great condiment to have. 

Nutritional yeast adds a creamy nutty flavor. It is a complete protein due to the fact it contains all 9 essential amino acids the human body cannot produce.

Nutritional yeast is not a reliable source of vitamin B12. Therefore it’s preferable to choose fortified brands. It’s delicious in vegan dressing recipe.

Brands of nutritional yeast that are fortified with vitamin B12 include: Bobs Red Mill, Braggs, Anthony’s Premium Nutritional Yeast Flakes. Perfect for low calorie homemade salad dressing.

This vegan dressing recipe only needs 4 ingredients. Combine nutritional yeast and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Then Whisk the seasonings together.  

Then add the mustard and whisk again vigorously until thoroughly combined. Lastly add aquafaba and whisk vigorously again until thoroughly combined. It’s a low calorie homemade salad dressing recipe. There really isn’t a salad or vegetable dish that won’t taste great with this vegan dressing recipe.

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Hot Spicy Creamy Mustard Dressing/Sauce

This dressing can also be used as a sauce. It has 44 calories and 6 grames of protein. 

Course sauce
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword dressing, healthy, plant based, sauce, spicy, weight loss
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 40 kcal


  • 1 tbsp spicy mustard your favorite brand
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast fortified is best for nutrients
  • 1 can aquafaba canned chickpea water/juice
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vegan Mayo or vegan yogurt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Combine the dry seasonings in a mixing bowl and whisk

  2. Whisk in the lemon juice followed by the Mayo

  3. then add the mustard and whisk again vigorously until thoroughly combined

  4. Lastly slowly add aquafaba and whisk vigorously again until thoroughly combined

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