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Homemade Mustard

A small bowl of yellow mustard and a small bowl of mustard seeds sit on top of a wooden surface. A spoon sits next to the bowls.

With just a handful of ingredients, this delicious overnight mustard recipe is a snap to prepare!


  • 1/3 cup whole yellow mustard seeds (soaked overnight)
  • ¼ cup boiled water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of paprika


  1. First, soak the mustard seeds in water in a small jar overnight.
  2. Drain the seeds using a fine mesh colander.
  3. Mix the soaked seeds with the boiled water in a large glass measuring cup.
  4. Add the vinegar and mix.
  5. Add the salt and remaining spices.
  6. Pour the mustard mixture into a small blender and grind until you reach your desired consistency.
  7. Pour the prepared mustard into a glass jar and refrigerate until ready to use. The mustard can be stored in the fridge for over six months.

Please note: Fresh prepared mustard is pungent. Refrigerate the mustard for 12 to 48 hours before eating, to allow the flavours to blend and mellow.

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