Last updated on July 9th, 2019 at 11:41 am
Tired of buying mustard? Make your own whole grain mustard. It’s simple and you can add your own flavors to customize your own condiments to match your menu!
The Whole30 diet is a reset or for your body (click on the whole30 in the previous sentence and it will take you to the original site). No sugar, processed foods, gluten, grains, legumes or dairy, just lean meat, vegetables, and fruit! I have survived two Whole30s and Paleo so I know you can too. This whole grain mustard helps me to endure because the overall thing this reset means is lots of salads…
Homemade dressings are a must since all the store-bought ones are loaded with hydrogenated oils and sugars. Since my mother-in-law taught me how to make my own dressings I can’t go back to the store-bought kind. I have a post on my homemade balsamic dressing where I use mustard as an emulsifier. You need to watch out with store-bought mustard because they also add in hydrogenated oils, soy, sugar, and other unfavorable “foodstuffs.”
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I have decided to make my own mustard so that I won’t have to worry about all those unsavory things. Making your own mustard is much easier than I thought. Finding the mustard seeds were a little harder than I thought. I can find all the yellow mustard seeds I need here in my tiny town but the brown mustard seeds were a little more challenging and it required a road trip to Jacksonville and a “fancier” market. A jar is in my future so we are all set!
Once you do the basics then you can add your own flavors. For now, on my Whole30, my additions are limited. Some of my favorite mustards are honey, champagne, maple, and horseradish. Since the first three are off the table, we will go with horseradish. Grind your own horseradish root or get a prepared version.
I found a few bottles in the store but they have the same additives. The only one I could find was from Boar’s Head. Their horseradish contains only vinegar and grated horseradish so I’ll add it to my recipe for a great mustard that can be used for quite a few things.
The basic homemade whole grain mustard recipe is equal parts mustard seeds and vinegar. You can use any ratio of yellow and brown seeds that you want just keep in mind that the brown seeds are spicier than the yellow ones. I used 2/3 yellow and 1/3 brown. You can also use any kinds of vinegar: Balsamic, apple cider, white, or any combination of the above.
The recipe starts with
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup of mustard seeds (combination of yellow and brown, but you can use any ratio of seeds that you like)
Mix and let sit out at room temperature for 24 hours. Don’t worry they won’t go bad. Just let them sit and get friendly for a while so they can get nice and soft for their pureeing later!
After 24 hours have passed, place most of the mixture in a food processor or chopper of some kind and pulse a few times till you get the consistency that you desire.
Add some water and olive oil to thin it out a bit. At this point, you can add in just about anything. Fresh herbs, dried herbs, hot sauce, spices, wine, etc.
Use this whole grain mustard recipe as a base and make it your own! This also makes a great gift for a friend or hostess!
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup whole mustard seeds (a mixture of yellow and brown)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon water
Mix the mustard seeds and vinegar together in a glass container.
Cover with plastic wrap or glass top and leave for 24 hours.
After the 24 hours, take 2/3 of the mustard seeds and put in either a blender or food processor.
Pulse until you have reached the desired consistency. I like mine with some pop in the seeds so I only pulsed mine a few times.
Add the water, olive oil, and salt. Pulse a few more times.
Remove to a glass container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 133mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 1g
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