Mother Earth Living

The Amazing Mustard Seed: Whole-Grain Mustard

By Barbara Bassett
August/September 1993
Add to My MSN

Content Tools

Related Content

The Magic of Mustard: Grandma's Sweet-Hot Mustard

 This is a variation on the classic egg-based sweet-hot mustard that everyone seems to love.

Salad Days: 5 Summer Salad Recipes

Cool and green, warm and earthy, sweet and tender—there's a salad for every summer's day.

Homemade Whole-Grain Tortillas

You can make delicious, whole wheat tortillas from scratch.

Cooking with Whole Grains: The New Whole Grains Cookbook

The New Whole Grains Cookbook features more than 75 recipes for farro, quinoa, amaranth, brown rice ...

Makes about 1 cup

This flavorful, all-purpose mustard adds texture and tang to salad dressings and sandwiches.

• 1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds
• 6 tablespoons whole mustard seeds (a mixture of black and yellow)
• 1 tablespoon green peppercorns
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
• 3/4 cup water
• 2 teaspoons honey
• 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Toast coriander seeds in a dry skillet or place them in a flat dish and ­microwave on High for 4 to 5 minutes. Crush mustard seeds, green peppercorns, and coriander seeds in a ­mortar.

Mix the crushed seeds, thyme, and water in the upper pan of a glass, enamel, or stainless steel double boiler and let stand at least three hours.

Heat water to boiling in the lower pan of the double boiler. Reduce the heat to simmering and place the upper pan, containing the mustard mixture, on top. Stir in the honey and vinegar and cook 10 minutes until the mustard is as thick as you like. It will thicken a bit more as it cools. Refrigerate, covered.

For more recipes from The Amazing Mustard Seed, click here.

Post a comment below.


Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.