Homemade Orange Tarragon Mustard

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This homemade orange tarragon mustard is made with yellow mustard seeds, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, salt and tarragon. It has an intense sharpness that makes it perfect for rustic sandwiches. You can also fill it into pretty jars and give it as a homemade gift!

homemade orange tarragon mustard

Mustard isn’t something I had ever made myself but after looking around a bit I learned that it is very easy to whip up at home.

Most mustards are made with mustard seeds, seasonings and an acidic liquid (mostly vinegar and/or citrus juice). I opted for a mix of orange juice and apple cider vinegar here and seasoned the mustard with salt and tarragon.

How to make homemade orange tarragon mustard:

This recipe starts with 1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds, 1/3 cup freshly pressed orange juice, 1/6 cup apple cider vinegar and 1/6 cup cold water. Combine those ingredients in a glass bowl, cover it and let it sit on your kitchen counter at room temperature for about eight hours.

how to make homemade mustard step by step

Next, add the mix to your food processor, add 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon and process until the mustard is smooth. That’s already all there is to it.

Transfer the mustard into a glass jar and store it in the fridge. (You want to use it up within about a month.)

how to make homemade mustard step by step

How to use homemade orange tarragon mustard:

This mustard is perfect on rustic sandwiches, such as the turkey and cranberry sandwich below. You can also fill it in pretty jars and give it as a homemade gift.

leftover thanksgiving turkey cranberry grilled sandwich with orange tarragon mustard

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homemade orange tarragon mustard
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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Orange Tarragon Mustard

This delicious homemade orange tarragon mustard is made with yellow mustard seeds, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, salt and tarragon. The mustard has an intense sharpness that makes it perfect for rustic sandwiches. You can also fill it into pretty jars and give it as a homemade gift!
Prep Time15 mins
Resting Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade mustard, orange tarragon mustard
Servings: 10
Calories: 20kcal

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/3 cup freshly pressed orange juice (you need about 1.5 oranges for that)
  • 1/6 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/6 cup cold water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon

Instructions:

  • Combine the seeds, juice, vinegar and water in a glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit at room temperature for about 8 hours.
  • Transfer the mixture from the bowl into a food processor.
  • Add salt and tarragon.
  • Process until smooth. (This will take quite a while. Keep processing until the mustard seeds are broken up and the mustard thickens.)
  • Transfer mustard to a jar and store in the fridge. Use it up within about a month.

Nutrition

Calories: 20kcal

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7 comments

  1. Mona says:

    I bet this would be fantastic with chicken. Looks so easy to make. Just got a Vitamix and bet it would process up beautifully in this.

    • Nicole B. says:

      Yes, it’s great on chicken. I’ve also put in on Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches, it works great with the cranberry sauce and the turkey. Thanks for stopping by, Mona!

  2. Daniela says:

    I have made multiple attempts to make mustard from scratch with no good success. I would like to try your recipe and I was wondering if I could substitute the tarragon with fresh one and how much I ahould use. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Nicole B. says:

      Hi Daniela,

      So far I’ve only made this recipe with dried tarragon but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t use the fresh herb. I would use a little more of the fresh tarragon than dried because the flavor in dried herbs is more concentrated. Let me know how you like it and thanks for stopping by! :-)

  3. Katia says:

    Wow! I have never thought of making my own mustard. What a brilliant idea! Thanks for the recipe-I’ll be sure to try it out soon :)

    • Nicole says:

      Thank you, Hope! I’m testing right now how long it will keep and what I can say so far is that it will be good for at least one month, that’s how long I have had my first batch.

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