Have you ever made your own mustard? To celebrate National Mustard Day (the first Saturday in August according to the National Mustard Museum) I decided to give it a whirl. Oh my! Could it be any easier? And you can make it in small batches and customize it anyway you’d like. I went spicy sweet with this Chipotle Honey Mustard.
I made a chunky style using whole mustard seed, but you can use mustard powder for a smoother product. For the liquid, I chose a mild rice wine vinegar so it would not detract from the mustard, honey and chipotle. But I saw recipes using everything from beer to grapefruit juice to cognac!
I only had yellow mustard seeds in the house which are not quite as spicy as the brown. But, it’s not the “yellow” mustard seeds that makes traditional American mustard bright yellow. It actually makes a grayish brown color when pureed. When it was first mass produced someone got the bright idea to add turmeric to turn it yellow in order to differentiate it from prepared horseradish. Turmeric is the yellow brown powder in the photo above. It’s a wonderful spice with many health benefits. Not that you are going to get a huge dose from mustard, but it adds a lovely color and subtle taste.
The red powder in the photo above is the chipotle chili powder. What was I thinking when I added all of that in from the start? WAY too much for me. My advice based on painful experience is to add a little, then add more if you feel it needs it after sitting overnight.
[click_to_tweet tweet=”Spicy Sweet Chipotle Honey Mustard is easy to make and sure to add zip to your sandwich. #mustard #homemade” quote=”Spicy Sweet Chipotle Honey Mustard is easy to make and sure to add zip to your sandwich. #mustard #homemade” theme=”style2″]
Chipotle Honey Mustard - spicy homemade mustard with chipotle chili powder and a bit of honey to offset the heat.
- 1 oz mustard seeds yellow, brown or a mix of both
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder more or less to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- pinch salt
- Add all ingredients to a blender, starting with about 1/8 teaspoon of chipotle chili powder. Puree until smooth but still a bit chunky.
- Put in a glass jar and refrigerate over night to allow flavors to deepen. Taste, add additional chipotle powder if desired. If the mustard seems too thick you can thin it with a little more vinegar or water.
PLEASE LINK UP TO THREE FOOD POSTS TO THE TASTY TUESDAYS’ LINKY PARTY!
- PLEASE follow the hosts of this party through one of their social media listed below. They will visit your post and pin it. Just pick one (or more) of the options below and please follow them.
- Please link up to three food-related posts that have never been linked up here before. Posts containing alcohol also will not be pinned.
- Place this button or a link to this post somewhere on your site–either on the actual post or on your sidebar or on your party page.
- As a thank-you for linking up, we will pin your recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays at Creative K Kids Pinterest board. Please follow the board to see all the great food recipes!
- By linking up, you agree to let any of the hosts or co-hosts use your pictures and links if they decide to feature your post. Your photo may also be used for promotion on any of their social media outlets.
- If you include your e-mail in the linky form below you will be added to a weekly reminder e-mail when the link party goes live. Your e-mail will not to added to any other lists or given out.
Until next time, happy eating.