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Best Mustard Ever

photo by Lynne Calamia
ACTIVE TIME: 16 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 16 minutes
Yield: 1 1/4 cups


  • 1/4 cup dry mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mustard seed

Specialized Hardware

  • Coffee/spice grinder
  • Immersion blender


  • Whisk together the dry mustard, brown sugar, salt, turmeric, paprika, and garlic powder in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Measure out the pickle juice, water, and vinegar and have standing by.
  • Place the mustard seed into a spice grinder and grind for a minimum of 1 minute, stopping to pulse occasionally. Once ground, immediately add the mustard to the bowl with the spices and pour over the liquid mixture. Whisk to combine.
  • Place the bowl into the microwave and heat on high for 1 minute. Remove and puree with an immersion blenderfor one minute. Pour into a glass jar or container and cool uncovered. Once cool, cover, and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.