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How to make mustard? A simple recipe for flavorful and hot homemade mustard with oranges.




Homemade Orange Mustard

Have you ever consider making homemade mustard? You should! It is delicious and it makes a wonderful homemade present. If you can bear with parting with any of the jars… This orange mustard is pretty addictive!

Making your own mustard must sound like a crazy idea to many, I mean, there are so many kinds of mustard out there, they are good, mostly free of weird stuff, so why bother?

Well, I do like to bother for things like this, experimenting, just wanting to know how things are made and if I can make them better than the standard. And I think I managed in the case of this mustard.

I love the plain mustard that you can buy in the store and always have 3 jars in the fridge: Dijon, medium German mustard and sweet, grainy mustard.

But I was never lucky in finding a flavored mustard that I really liked, they are often too sweet, the particular aroma is too strong and too chemical (and I remember here a particularly bah fig mustard) and even if I like it a little bit, I never like it enough to eat it regularly, so I end up throwing away half of the eventually expired mustard.

So, why not try making my own flavored mustard? I searched and found the recipe on (German).


Homemade Orange Mustard



Mustard seeds:

  • I used two sorts of mustard seeds: yellow and brown.
  • They really make this orange mustard hot! And that is probably the best thing about the mustard, except the orange flavor.
  • The heat is really there, so be aware about that when making this condiment, this is not your plain, medium mustard. It is really hot, but in a way that I find quite different from the heat of a Dijon mustard for instance.
  • It makes me think more of the heat of wasabi, although there is no horseradish involved here. The heat really kicks from behind.


  • The coriander seeds add a lot of flavor as well, I would not want to miss them in this homemade mustard recipe.


  • Make sure to use organic, untreated oranges, you need the peel of the oranges as well and you don’t want the chemicals in your mustard.
  • I used quite a lot of orange peel, so the aroma really comes through, we love that, but you can definitely reduce the amount of peel used if you would like a more delicate orange flavor.


  • Fresh ginger, not dried.


  • Apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar, they are both nice and flavorful.


Homemade Orange Mustard



  • Finely grind the mustard and coriander seeds. I prefer to do that in a food processor, I don’t have the patience to grind so much in a mortar and pestle. But if that is all you have, it will work fine as well, you just need a little more time and strength.
  • A coffee grinder can be used as well.
  • Wash the oranges very well. Use hot water and dry them properly afterward.
  • Zest the oranges and rub the zest with the sugar, to infuse the sugar with the flavor.
  • Juice the oranges and reduce the juice by half. Cook it in a pan until reduced, it took me about 20 minutes, but that depends on the heat and the size of the pot.
  • Once the orange juice has cooled slightly (about 10-15 minutes), mix all the ingredients together.
  • After making the mustard, transfer it to a bowl and leave it uncovered, in the kitchen, overnight. This will affect the oxidation and fermentation process making the mustard more intensive and hotter.
  • Transfer to clean, small jars and refrigerate.


  • After the first night on the counter, always keep the homemade mustard refrigerated.
  • Properly stored, it will keep for at least one month.
  • However, always check the consistency and smell before serving. If something seems weird, discard it.
  • Try not to keep it for too long, after a while the mustard might lose some of its kick.


Homemade Orange Mustard



  • The way you would serve regular mustard.
  • Have it with sausages, smear it on bread and top with cheese or ham.
  • Make canapes to serve guests. You can use small rounds of pumpernickel bread like in the pictures, they are a perfect fit for the homemade orange mustard.
  • Use it for salad dressings.
  • And I can wait to make some eggs in mustard sauce again and use this mustard.



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Homemade Orange Mustard

How to make mustard? A simple recipe for flavorful and hot homemade mustard with oranges.
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Course: Preserves/Canning Recipes
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3 small jars
Calories: 539kcal
Author: Adina



  • Grind spices: Place the mustard and coriander seeds in a food processor and grind them finely. Alternatively, you can do this in a coffee grinder or using a mortar and pestle.
  • Orange zest: Wash the oranges with hot water, dry them well and grate the zest. Place it in a small bowl, add the sugar and rub everything together with the fingers until well mixed.
  • Orange juice: Halve and juice the oranges. Pour the juice in a small pan, bring to a boil and let cook until reduced to 100 ml/ slightly less than ½ cup. It took me about 20 minutes to achieve that, but it depends very much on the size of the pan, so keep checking.
  • Let the juice cool slightly, sieve over the ground mustard.
  • Combine: Add the orange zest-sugar mixture, grated ginger, salt, and vinegar, and mix everything very well together.
  • Store: Transfer the mixture to a clean bowl and leave uncovered, in the kitchen, overnight. Transfer to clean, small jars and refrigerate.


Serving: 1small jar | Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g | Sodium: 2834mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 42g
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Saturday 12th of March 2016

Omg ... I miss this post last time.. I love that you tried orange for making mustard.. I am sure I will fall in live with thus once I make it in my kitchen because I can feel the freshness of oranges already


Sunday 13th of March 2016

I think you will like it, Priya, the orange flavor is really there and so good.


Wednesday 9th of March 2016

It sounds intriguing. I never tried to make my own mustard, I always though of it as a shop-bought ingredient. But I would like to try your recipe, it's too interesting not to try it. :)


Wednesday 9th of March 2016

Thank you, Anca. I used to think that too, but when it comes to flavored mustard, I think the homemade versions are much better.


Monday 7th of March 2016

Thank you, Allie.

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

What a great idea Adina, I really love homemade mustard and with orange peel too. So clever and I would love to try this. My aunt makes and cans a mustard -- she calls it Mighty Mustard, and it is might indeed. We love it. I would love your mustard on a ham sandwich!!! Congratulations on #200! That calls for a celebration!

Angie@Angie's Recipes

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Well done, Adina! The citrus flavoured mustard must be extremely delicious.