Thursday, May 15, 2014

diy thursday: homemade (spicy) dijon mustard

I have been making my own condiments since I am tired of reading their labels and seeing the amount of weird ingredients that are added to preserve etc. If you do end up finding some that only include the "basic" ingredients ... then it is rather expensive. To remedy these two problems I figured how hard could it be to make it myself ... and it has proven to be super easy. My husband loves mustard and I have in the recent years come to enjoy it as well. So recently, I set out to make some Dijon mustard and it tasted GREAT and was really easy to make.

Homemade Dijon Mustard
recipe adapted from


6 Tbs mustard seeds (the dark seeds are more spicy than the lighter seeds)
1/2 cup mustard powder
2 tsp salt
3 Tbs white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
1/2 cup water


With a spice grinder roughly grind the mustard seeds. Choose your combination of mustard seeds based on how spicy you like it. We like things spicy in our household so I just used brown/black mustard seeds, but you can use white/yellow or a combination to find the right level of spice you prefer.

Mix the roughly ground mustard seeds, mustard powder, and salt together.

Then add the vinegar and water and stir together.

Finally, add the mustard to a glass jar and let it sit in the fridge overnight ... and voila you have mustard!



  1. Love this! Excellent recipe. At the restaurant we soak the brown mustard seeds to take away a bit of the kick. I've also noticed that it's better the second or third day... So I like that you have it sitting overnight. Fresh mustard is a little too bitter for me.

  2. Thanks Gwen. So glad you like it:) I will have to try to soak them next time.