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French-Style Grainy Mustard

Making your own mustard isn't hard, and you can customize your flavors.

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword coarse ground mustard, homemade mustard, how to make mustard
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 52 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Grind mustard seeds coarsely in a coffee or spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle.  Add powdered mustard and salt.  Stir to combine.  Add vinegar, orange juice and boiling water.  Stir.  Cover and let stand for at least 2 hours.  The seeds will soften and the mixture will begin to thicken.  Transfer to a jar with a lid and store in refrigerator.
  2. Lemon Dill Mustard:  Add zest from one lemon and 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh.  Process in food processor for a creamier texture.
  3. Honey Mustard:  Add 1/4 cup raw organic honey.  Process in a food processor.

Recipe Notes

Optional recipe:

Homemade mustard

  • 2/3 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup vinegar (apple cider, white wine, etc)
  • 2/3 cup water

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.  Cover and let sit soak for 2-3 days or until mustard seeds have softened. Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend until creamy adding water as needed (2 tablespoons at a time)

Note:  Fresh or dried herbs, dried fruits, peppers, etc.

Date & Walnut:  Add 3 pitted dates to mustard seeds.  Process until creamy.  Fold in 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts.  YUM!!!

Sources:  Once Upon a Tart, Tales of a Kitchen and Homemade Collective

Nutrition Facts
French-Style Grainy Mustard
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.