Mostarda is a classic Italian fruit condiment flavoured with mustard. It is a sweet and spicy condiment traditionally served with meat, and is delicious with cheese. In fact, like a chutney or relish, you could serve it along side of most meals.
If you are looking for a fruit flavoured mustard, check out my recipe for Fruit Mustard.
- ¾ cup chopped dried fruit (see notes)
- ¼ cup chopped hard green fruit (apple or pear)
- 2 tbsp mustard seed
- ½ cup raw honey (unpasturized so it can ferment the fruit)
- water to cover (chlorine free)
- Remaining Ingredient
- ½ cup white wine
- 1 tsp hot dried mustard
- Sugar to taste (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients in the preferment together, and allow to ferment somewhere warm for 24-48 hours.
- After it's finished fermenting, stir in the remaining ingredients. If you want a sweeter flavour, stir in sugar to taste.
- Allow to sit in the fridge for 3 more days before serving.
-I recommend using a mix of dried fruits. I used dried plums, cherries and apricots.
-This is a sweet fruit ferment, so it may become a bit alcoholic. Which is perfectly fine, since it’s finished with wine anyways!
-Mostarda is traditionally boiled to thicken and reduce the liquid (after the wine has been added). However, if you want to make a probiotic mostarda add 2 tbsp of ground chia seed and mix several times to combine.