I attempted to make raw mustard. I wasn’t crazy about the results so I turned it into honey mustard, which came out great! Thankfully, I didn’t have to toss out all the expensive organic ingredients. I used trader joe’s organic raw honey, although normally I prefer Honey Pacifica at my farmer’s market. They can be pricey though, and I wasn’t sure how this experiment would turn out. The trader joe’s honey is still delicious, but I normally prefer to purchase products in glass, preferably locally sourced. Despite that, I’m really happy with the results and plan on incorporating this into some future recipes.
I’m calling my first attempt raw mustard seed paste in my raw honey mustard recipe. Since my first attempt is really concentrated, it’s great for making a bunch of homemade gifts. You could get maybe three or four honey mustard jars from the one batch of raw mustard seed paste, which uses only one cup of mustard seeds, so it’s a pretty economical gift if you use a less expensive honey. I get organic mustard seeds from Handy Pantry, which specializes in sprouting seeds. I use these to grow mustard sprouts, in pickling recipes, and grinded up in curry powders.
- 1 cup of yellow mustard seeds
- ¾ cup of apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup of water
- ½ tsp cumin (optional, will likely skip next time)
- ¼ tsp turmeric (optional, will likely skip next time)
- 16 oz of raw honey
- Combine mustard seeds, apple cider vinegar, and water for a couple days. If it sits out for a week it's still okay.
- Blend in Vitamix, and add (optional) spices. Turmeric will give it the yellow mustard color. I'm likely leave out these spices next time, and experiment with different seasonings.
- Take honey out of jar and mix with mustard seed paste.
- Taste test to desired mustard flavor strength, then add back to honey container.