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The Best Homemade Grainy Dijon Mustard! And how to use it.

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Delicious homemade mustard takes minutes to make, and cures in a few days. No unwanted preservatives – and yields a big batch for oh-so-many recipes! SEE all four recipes!

My mustard has a rustic, grainy texture that adds a pleasant pop of flavor to recipes
Homemade and delicious – no unwanted preservatives

I’m using up my jar of Grainy Dijon Mustard is so many recipes!
I’m sharing 4 mustard recipes with you that I know you will love!
With the Homemade Grainy Mustard make:

  • Crispy Croutons with Grainy Mustard and Garlic
  • Radicchio Salad with Mustard Croutons and Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Karen’s Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette with Shallots and Garlic
Add yellow & brown mustard seeds to a clean jar with white wine and apple cider vinegar ~ let stand two days
Simply add a little sugar and salt and puree in a blender until creamy but with lots of whole grain mustard seeds ~ DONE!

It’s fun and quite simple to make your own full flavored and zesty Grainy Mustard!
I make my own because it’s quite easy, and I use mustard quite a lot in my cooking.
Yet a big reason to make it homemade is this:
Most major manufacturers add “natural flavoring” and “citric acid” to their mustards. (Read labels!!)
These are unwanted chemicals, even though they do sound harmless, right? (Unwanted ingredients in italic.)
Here are two major, popular brands:
Maille Old Style Mustard Ingredients: Water, mustard seeds, distilled vinegar, salt, white wine, sugar, lactic acid, natural flavor.
Grey Poupon Harvest Coarse Ground Dijon Mustard Ingredients: Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Water, Salt, White Wine, Fruit Pectin, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Sugar, Spice.

My mustard is made with mustard seeds, white wine, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and pure cane sugar. No natural flavoring, fruit pectin, lactic acid, tartaric acid, citric or natural flavoring…
ALL chemical preservatives! 

Crispy Croutons with Grainy Mustard and Garlic

You will not believe how delicious these croutons are!
Mostly, I use a neutral oil when making croutons – here I’m using butter (just 1 1/2 tablespoons for 2 cups of croutons.) Other ingredients: Grainy Dijon Mustard, Grated Garlic, Salt & Pepper. YUM! Crispy and Flavorful.

Radicchio Salad with Mustard Croutons and Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette

This Radicchio Salad has nice sweet & bitter elements. Add Frisée lettuce, Watermelon Radish, Shaved Heirloom Carrots, Crispy Croutons with Grainy Mustard and Garlic and Karen’s Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette with Shallots and Garlic. A flavor sensation!

Karen’s Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette with Shallots and Garlic

This vinaigrette is my daily salad dressing staple! Easily whisk ingredients together and store in the refrigerator.

Some Mustard Seed facts:
Mustard isn’t tangy, bitter, or hot until the ground seeds are mixed with a liquid.
Mustard seeds are ground just enough to make a paste—for a “grainy” variety, as the name suggests, the seeds are basically whole.

Grainy mustard’s flavor is similar to that of Dijon with a coarse texture.
If whole grain mustard is too coarse and Dijon is too smooth, look no further than stone-ground mustard.
Will add some texture to your recipes.
Brown mustard seeds have an enhanced flavor and produce a more pronounced spicy mustard taste than yellow seeds.

Mustard grows well in temperate regions. Major producers of mustard seeds include India, Pakistan, Canada, Nepal, Hungary, Great Britain and the United States.
Mustard seeds are a rich source of oil and protein.

Karen Approved variety if you purchase: (approved by me ingredients)
Whole Foods Market Dijon Mustard – Coarse Ground ingredients: Water, Mustard Seed, Distilled White Vinegar, Salt / Product of France and Non GMO.

Enjoy your stash of homemade grainy dijon mustard!
Karen

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