Mostarda Fermentada

Fermented mostarda - a sweet and spicy Italian condiment

Mostarda is a sweet and spicy Italian fruit and mustard condiment. It is traditionally served with meat, but this delicious fermented fruit mixture is also delicious with cheese or in a sandwich.




Remaining Ingredient


  1. Chop up the dried fruit and the apple. Typically mostarda is made with bite-sized chunks, but you could dice it finely if you wanted.
  2. Mix the fruit with the mustard and honey. Pour over the water. It should be enough to cover the fruit. Use a weight to keep the fruit submerged, and allow it to ferment somewhere warm for 24-48 hours.
  3. After the fermentation is finished, stir in the wine and dry mustard.
  4. At this point, mostarda is traditionally boiled to reduce the wine and thicken the condiment. To follow the traditional method, simmer the mostarda until most of the liquid is gone. See notes for an option to keep the mostarda probiotic.
  5. Store the mostarda in a jar in the fridge and use within 1 month.


Keywords: fruit mustard, chutney, sauce, gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free, summer, spring, fall, barbecue, charcuterie