Best-Ever Grainy Mustard


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes3 /4 Cup
Best-Ever Grainy Mustard

Photo, Angus Fergusson.

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Our artisanal version of this classic condiment is for way more than hot dogs. Make your own to perk up anything from salad dressings to fish.


  • 1/4 cup mustard powder

  • 1/4 cup mustard seeds

  • 1 tbsp black mustard seeds, optional

  • 1/3 cup white-wine vinegar

  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Stir mustard powder with mustard seeds, 3 tbsp cold water, vinegar and salt in a small bowl. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate overnight before using.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 29, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 1g, Fat 2g, Sodium 49mg.

Three Variations To Suit Every Taste

Honey Mustard

Stir 2 tbsp honey into mustard mixture. Continue with recipe.

Dill Mustard

Stir 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill into mustard mixture. Continue with recipe.

Spiced Mustard

Stir 1 tsp ground pickling spice and 1 tbsp brown sugar into mustard mixture. Continue with recipe.

Four Delicious Ways to Use Our Best-Ever Grainy Mustard

Devilish Eggs

Peel 6 hard-boiled eggs and slice each in half crosswise. Remove a sliver from ends of eggs, if needed, to help them sit flat. Scoop yolks into a bowl. Mash until crumbly, then stir in 3 tbsp mayo, 2 tbsp chopped prosciutto, 1 tbsp Spiced Mustard and 1 tbsp snipped chives until mixed. Spoon into egg whites and mound on top.

Oktoberfest Sausage

Cook bratwurst according to package directions and serve with homemade mustard.

Roasted Honey-Mustard Chicken

Spread 2 tbsp Honey Mustard under the skin of 4 chicken legs in a 9 × 13-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in centre of a 425F oven, skin-side down, flipping halfway through, until springy when pressed and juices run clear, about 30 min.

Dilled Salmon

Brush 4 salmon fillets with 2 tbsp Dill Mustard on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Season with 1/4 tsp salt. Bake in centre of a 425F oven until a knife tip inserted into the thickest part of salmon and held for 10 sec comes out warm, 10 to 12 min.