What Can I Substitute For Whole Grain Mustard?


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Samantha Mitchell Profile
Stone ground mustard with celery seeds; horseradish; Wasabi sauce; or use a different type of mustard.

  • Stone ground mustard with celery seeds
Stone ground mustard is not whole grain mustard, nor dry mustard. The stone ground method only partially grinds mustard seeds, resulting in a texture that is similar to whole grain mustard and still keeping the mustard flavor. When celery seeds are added to stone ground mustard it will give a texture similar to whole grain mustard while maintaining the flavor.

  • Horseradish
This root vegetable contains a large quantity of heat, or bite. When it is harvested, it is mixed with vinegar and spices to temper this heat. Grated horseradish can be used as a substitute for mustard because of the heat that it contains. Creamy varieties of horseradish can also be tried for a similar effect.

  • Wasabi Sauce
A wasabi sauce can be made by mixing two teaspoons of wasabi powder with one tablespoon of water. Leave this mixture for 10 minutes. Add this mixture to half a cup of mayonnaise and stir until it is well mixed. This can then be spread on meats or sandwiches in place of whole grain mustard.

  • Using different mustards
Try using the stone ground mustard or smooth mustard. There are mustard varieties that also add a sweetener such as maple syrup, sugar or honey if hot mustard is an issue. Exotic mustard such as beer mustard, blueberry or cranberry can also be used.

Asian cuisine uses a lot of whole grain mustard. It can be made at home by steeping a mixture of vinegar and alcohol with mustard seeds for a couple of days. Pepper, salt and different herbs are added after processing the mixture in a blender. This type of mustard can be partially grainy or entirely grainy. It is known as coarse mustard or grainy mustard.
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Amanda Wells answered
If it's just whole grain you don't like, of course you could try smooth mustard, for example the powdered kind like Coleman's or ready made like Dijon. If you don;t like mustard at all, strong flavoured spices like turmeric may help, or horse radish sauce or flavoured salts such as onion salt or garlic salt. Even lemon juice can be good for adding piquancy to a dish.

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