A classic fermented yellow mustard is perfect for hotdogs, sandwiches and salad dressings. Personally, I like the sophisticated look of whole mustard seeds; I love the bite of the little seeds between my teeth. However, you can always grind it to a smooth consistency.Print
Grainy Yellow Mustard
This classic yellow mustard is easy to make at home! Leave it grainy or blend it smooth. Add flavours for your own special blend.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: Condiment
- Method: Fermented
- Cuisine: British
- 1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar with mother
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 1 tsp salt (non-iodized)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika (sweet Hungarian is best)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder (see notes)
- Mix the mustard seeds with the salt, water, and cider vinegar in a non-reactive glass dish.
- Allow them to ferment at room temperature for 2 days.
- Mix in the remaining ingredients. Using a blender or an immersion blender grind the seeds to the desired consistency.
- Store in the refrigerator in a glass jar. Allow to ripen for at least 2 weeks before using. This should last in the fridge for at least 6 months.
- The seeds need to be fermented in an acid, so you can replace half of the the cider vinegar with whey, sauerkraut brine or kombucha. Just add the remaining 1/4 cup of cider vinegar in after the fermentation process or it won’t taste quite like mustard.
- Mustard seeds will become less spicy over time so leave it to ripen in the fridge until the flavour suits you.
- It’s important to use sulfite-free spices when fermenting, as the sulfites will inhibit the fermentation process. Powdered garlic is very risky, and I wouldn’t trust something to be sulfite free unless the bottle is clearly labeled “preservative free”. I know Simply Organic is sulfite free because I emailed the company and asked!
Keywords: grainy mustard, honey mustard, beer mustard, hot brown mustard, sulfite free, easy
Alternative Mustard flavours
This recipe builds on the basic Dijon mustard recipe by adding flavours that turn it into a classic yellow mustard. However, it’s also a great base recipe for a fancy flavoured mustard! Just replace the turmeric, paprika and garlic with other flavours. Here are a few classic flavours.
- Honey Mustard: Add 1/4 cup of honey.
- Beer Mustard: Replace all of the cider vinegar with your favourite beer.
- Fruit Mustard: If you want to make a hot and sweet fruit mustard, you will need to follow this recipe.
- Hot Brown Mustard: Replace half of the mustard seeds with the spicier brown mustard seeds.