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Creamy, tangy, bold, and zesty can all describe this dijonnaise that will be the perfect sidekick to your next dippable meal or appetizer! This dijonnaise is heavy on the dijon mustard with just a dash of paprika.
This one's for the sauce lovers and the mustard lovers! Combining dijon mustard, mayo, and a dash of paprika you'll have yourself a zippy little sauce that pairs well with all sorts of dishes! From dipping veggies to chicken, shrimp, or salmon, spread it on a sandwich, or burger — this versatile sauce is a classic.
This dijonnaise recipe is similar to our mayo mustard sauce recipe. The difference is the type and quantity of the mustard used. This recipe uses dijon mustard and we use quite a bit more than in our mayo mustard sauce.
What is dijonnaise?
Dijonnaise has a fancy-sounding name (pronounced: dee–shawn–aze) but is really made up of 2 main humble ingredients: dijon mustard and mayonnaise. And although dijon mustard originates in France, this sauce has made a name for itself all over the world.
The spice from the dijon mustard is a perfect pair with the creamy tang from the mayo and makes for a great accompaniment for many dishes.
In this homemade dijonnaise recipe, you combine equal parts mayo and mustard. We've added a touch of paprika for an extra little kick. That said, if you aren't keen on spice, you can omit the paprika and even bring down the amount of dijon you add to the sauce.
It takes 5 minutes to whip up and just 3 ingredients – it really is a no-brainer when it comes to taking your dish to the next level.
- Mayonnaise: This is the creamy base for the recipe. You can use homemade mayo or storebought mayonnaise, you can use the regular kind or light – it's up to you!
- Dijon mustard: This type of prepared mustard is pale yellow, with a creamy texture, and strong mustard flavor. You can go 50/50 with mustard and mayo for this recipe or you can reduce the dijon if you don't want the taste to be quite as intense.
- Paprika: Finish and serve the sauce with just a dash of paprika for a smoky-sweet extra kick.
How to make dijonnaise
Although you can make this recipe with an immersion blender or food processor, you can just as easily make this dijonnaise with a bowl and a whisk. It's as easy as 1,2,3:
- Mix the ingredients: Combine mayonnaise + dijon mustard in a small bowl and mix well.
- Adjust if needed: Taste and adjust the sauce to your liking. At this point, you can add more dijon mustard if you think it's needed.
- Sprinkle: Add a light dusting of paprika, serve, and enjoy!
Can I use yellow mustard to make dijonnaise?
If you don't have dijon mustard but instead have yellow mustard, try making this mayo mustard sauce instead.
How to make vegan dijonnaise?
Keep in mind that there are egg products in mayonnaise and not all dijon mustard is vegan. You can use a vegan mayo and follow this recipe for mayo mustard sauce instead, as it uses yellow mustard instead of dijon.
How long will homemade dijonnaise last?
It will last for 3-4 weeks if covered in an airtight container and stored in the fridge.
- ½ cup mayonnaise (can be light)
- ¼ – ½ cup dijon mustard (see notes)
- Paprika (for serving)
- Add the mayonnaise and ¼ cup of dijon mustard to a small bowl.
- Mix together well and then taste the dijonnaise. If you want more dijon flavor, add the remaining ¼ cup of dijon mustard.
- Serve the dijonnaise with a little paprika sprinkled on top.
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