The Best Dijon Mustard Substitute to Spice up your Meals
There are times my recipe needs Dijon mustard but I don’t have it. I had to do some digging and find a substitute for Dijon mustard, and guess what! There are many to go around.
First off let me give you a little introduction here, Dijon-style mustard is a traditional mustard named after a town in France which you can also prepare at the comfort of your kitchen.
However, the Dijon-style mustard made now is almost the same as the one made in the city of Dijon. The ingredients you’ll need to make it at home are white wine, ground mustard seeds and verjuice which you can also substitute with lemon juice and vinegar.
You’ll need to soak the mustard in wine for 47 hours and after you are done preparing your mustard you’ll need to refrigerate it.
If you love salads then you’ll agree with me that spicing is always part of the package and we all love different types of spices, so what if Dijon is your favorite but you just can’t find it in your pantry?
Is there a perfect substitute for it? Stick with me as we dive into a number of alternatives you can opt for.
If you’re not aware of where exactly to use this mustard, then I’ve got you covered.
You can use it to dress your salads; marinating meat to give that tender feeling, especially Lamb meat; you can also use it to create a sauce for any kind of fish, you can heat up your favorite cheese dip when preparing the honey mustard and adding some taste to your vegetables.
If you haven’t tried Dijon-style mustard yet, look for it in the stores near you or you can use the recipe I gave you to prepare one at home.
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SUBSTITUTE FOR DIJON MUSTARD
1. YELLOW MUSTARD
Even though the levels of sodium in the Dijon-style mustard are higher than in the yellow mustard, it still makes a great substitute with an available vitamin c to boost your immunity.
It’s a little mild in taste than Dijon-style mustard but very healthy. Yellow mustard contains Vitamin C and turmeric that is non-casein genic which makes it a very healthy option for you.
The downside is it will not taste the same as Dijon but if you have no option at the moment it may be the best alternative for you.
2. SPICY BROWN MUSTARD
For spicy food with very little vinegar which enhances the taste, this would be a great option. Its coarse texture also mixes well with the other ingredients such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and even Ginger.
You wouldn’t want to miss a chance to add it to your sandwiches and sausages. If you prefer spicy food then you’d rather go for this spicy brown mustard it will definitely fire up your food a notch higher.
It also has very little vinegar in it. Thus allowing the spices to dominate the food. It also combines well with nutty flavored spices such as nutmeg due to its coarse texture. Making it good for use in sandwiches, hotdogs, and even sausages.
3. HONEY MUSTARD
If you’re one with a sweet tooth then this will be the best alternative for you. You can use it to spice your salads! It’s just the best substitute for children who love sweet flavory foods.
It goes well with a variety of food such as chicken, pork, French fries, salads, and even veggies.
You can also make your own honey mustard at home by combining yellow mustard and honey. What’s more, you can also customize it by adding Rosemary to your mustard. Ensure to make some for your kids to enjoy.
This one hails from Japan. The home of sushi.
If you’re out for some fire in your food try wasabi but you need to remember that you can only substitute it with Dijon-style mustard in a ratio of one measurement to two.
If you increase the ratio, you may not be able to handle the heat!
It’s very common in the US and goes very well with sushi. But you can substitute it for Dijon-style mustard.
It is healthy as it boosts your immunity since it conatins high levels of zinc.
5. HORSERADISH ROOT AND HONEY AND SOUR CREAM
If you are looking for something that tastes close to Dijon-style mustard, this would be a great combo.
This just happens to be my favorite substitute and that’s why I’m listing it here.
The combination of the three ingredients gives you a rich taste quite similar to the Dijon mustard. So if you are looking for something that is very close to Dijon-style this might just be the best option for you.
To make this though you will need to grate the horseradish root and then puree it with the sour cream and the honey.
Remember not to add too much horseradish root because it will make your food too spicy. But if you want a hot spicy sauce then go for it!
6. TURMERIC, CHILLI PEPPER, GARLIC, AND SALT
Pepper is the in thing for this combo, it just makes the food heavenly. You could try this out when you think you have run out of options. The mixture provides a soulful sauce which can be another great substitute for Dijon mustard.
Chili pepper is added to give the tingly hot taste which we all love in Dijon-style mustard.
Salt is added to enhance the taste and the turmeric brings out the yellowing effect. As for the garlic, well it completes the mixture.
The most important tip is to ensure that all the ingredients are finely.
Let me know if you loved this substitute.
You can also use this when you want to make a chili dish and you do not have your canned chili.
7. DRY MUSTARD, MAYONNAISE, WHITE WINE, SUGAR AND WATER.
The various ingredients used in this substutute end up giving it an amazing taste! You can always replace the Mayo with heavy cream.
This happens to be the most complicated substitute for the Dijon mustard which can take two to three days to prepare.
The ingredients you’ll need are; three tsp Mayo, 3 tsp mustard, 1tsp white wine vinegar, 1 tsp of water and a bit of sugar.
You’ll soak the mustard seeds into the white wine vinegar for at least 48 hours then add the other ingredients after grounding them.
I absolutely hope you’ll enjoy this flavor.
Ultimately, if you really need a replacement for your Dijon mustard you have the option of choosing one of the substituts listed above.
Whichever one you choose will be perfect for your meal, it all depends on which one best suits your personal taste.