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.Print
Mostarda is a sweet and spicy Italian fruit condiment that is traditionally served with meat. It is also delicious with cheese or in a sandwich.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: Condiment
- Method: Fermented
- Cuisine: Italian
- 3/4 cup chopped dried fruit (see notes)
- 1/4 cup chopped hard green fruit (apple or pear)
- 2 tbsp mustard seed
- 1/2 cup raw honey (unpasteurized so it can ferment the fruit)
- water to cover (chlorine free)
- 1/2 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.
Keywords: fruit mustard, chutney, sauce, vegan, gluten free