Classic Dijon Mustard

Classic Dijon mustard recipe is simple and preservative free

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Classic Dijon mustard is so quick and easy to make. Unlike store-bought, homemade Dijon mustard is preservative-free. It’s perfect for salad dressing, sauces and sandwiches, which is why it is necessary for every foodie kitchen.


  • 1/2 cup mustard seeds (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar with mother
  • 2 tbsp filtered water
  • 1/2 tsp salt (non-iodized)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine


  1. Mix the mustard seeds with the salt, water and cider vinegar in a non-reactive glass container.
  2. Allow them to soak for 2 days.
  3. Using a blender or an immersion blender grind the seeds to the desired consistency. Add white wine as you grind to get a smooth consistency. See notes for more details.
  4. Store in a glass jar in the fridge. Allow to ripen for at least 2 weeks before using. Fresh Dijon is very hot and the flavour will mellow over time.


  • A mixture of yellow and black mustard seeds is traditional. But using just yellow seeds is fine.
  • There are a number of brands of cider vinegar with mother available on the market, including: Viva NaturalsBraggs and Dynamic Health (affiliate links.) These will ferment the seeds, however, any cider vinegar will provide enough acidity to break down the seeds.
  • The amount of wine required for grinding will depend on a number of things: how coarse or smooth the mustard will be, whether you used just yellow seeds or a mix of yellow and black. Just keep adding wine until you get the right consistency.

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