Basic Whole Grain Mustard Recipe

Makes 1½ cups


¼ cup black mustard seeds
¼ cup brown mustard seeds
¼ cup yellow mustard seeds
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
¾ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup water


In a small, non-metallic mixing bowl, cover the mustard seeds with the sugar, salt, ½ cup of the vinegar and the water and soak covered overnight. Then, with a mortar and pestle pound the mustard seeds until coarse and broken to desired texture. Add remaining vinegar and continue to mix and mash until coarse yet smooth. (A blender or coffee grinder works perfectly as well). Place in a covered jar and refrigerate.