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Homemade Rustic Balsamic Mustard

Homemade Rustic Balsamic Mustard is made from scratch – complex, spicy and a touch of sweet from the balsamic vinegar. This is not any ordinary mustard!

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It’s the beginning of February! I was thinking a lot about what should I make for the beginning of this cold but lovely month.

I had the worst time choosing recipes to feature – there were so many fabulous recipes to choose so how could I pick just one?  Well, recently I saw one for Rustic Balsamic Mustardand I realized I should make it.

I have a silly story – I have always been a mustard gal.  Since I was young, if you gave me a choice of ketchup or mustard, I would go with mustard, hands down.  I even horrify my buddies when I order a cheesesteak because I always ask for mustard “wit”.  There’s something about that savory spicy spread that I just love.  When I was in 3rd or 4th grade, my parents had a rule – after school, I could not use the stove and if I wanted to make a snack, I had to get creative.  Well – there was always crackers and mustard available and, yes, I did love crackers (or pretzels if they were in the pantry), drizzled with a touch of mustard.

Anywhoo – this mustard was so simple to whip up.  A few ingredients, a bit of soaking in a balsamic sauce and a whir in the mini food processor and *viola* you have a spicy condiment that is begging for a fabulous Philly pretzel to serve with.  Sadly, my yellow mustard seeds were well past their prime so I went with some ground mustard and a blackish/brown mustard seed.  The darker the seed, the spicier the mustard will be.

This recipe is a tried and true in my household – sweet, savory, spicy and a bit of sass – that’s the perfect mustard!

Onto the recipe:


Gather the ingredients

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Adding the ground mustard to the balsamic mixture

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Time to soak the mustard seeds

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Mustard love!

This Rustic Balsamic Mustard is sweet, spicy & full of sass. This homemade mustard recipe is so easy to prepare and packed with complex flavors. This is not your ordinary mustard. | Homemade | Made from Scratch | Mustard | Balsamic | Condiments

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Rustic Balsamic Mustard

This Rustic Balsamic Mustard is made from scratch - complex, spicy and a touch of sweet from the balsamic vinegar. This is not any ordinary mustard!

4 hr, 30 Prep Time

4 hr, 30 Total Time

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  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of brown mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of ground yellow mustard


  1. Dissolve the salt and sugar in the mixture of water and balsamic vinegar in a glass container.
  2. Whisk in the ground mustard until fully combined.
  3. Add the brown mustard seeds and soak in the mixture for about an hour and a half to two hours.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a small food processor or blender and blend together. There will still be some seeds visible but that's okay - it's "rustic". If it's too thick, feel free to whisk in a bit more water.
  5. Let stand at room temperature for an hour or so until it mellows a bit and enjoy!



57 cal


2 g


10 g


2 g
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