The Ultimate DIY Garlic Mustard and Mayo: Elevate Your Kitchen Game

Have you ever tried making your own condiments from scratch? Me and my fiance, Iasmina (@lajatatto) loves garlic mustard and mayo so much. The flavor is so unique and it compliments many of our favorite dishes such as sandwiches and salads. The beauty of making things from scratch is that you appreciate it much more but also they won’t have any extra chemicals or preservatives. You’ll connect with what you eat, and there’s something deeply satisfying about knowing exactly what’s in your food. Today, I’m excited to share with you how to make your very own plant-based garlic mustard and mayo. It’s super easy and quick!

DIY Garlic Mustard

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1/4 cup distilled wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/9 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon agave

Step-by-Step:

  1. Start by making flour out of the mustard seeds. You can use a mortar, blender, or coffee grinder. This step is essential to get that smooth texture we all love.
  2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients including ground mustard seeds, salt, turmeric, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cinnamon powder.
  3. Add the water and agave to the dry ingredients. Bring to a boil over low heat for about 10 minutes. Then, add the vinegar and let it boil for 2 more minutes.
  4. Let the mixture cool and then store it in an airtight jar. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 3 months.

DIY Mayo

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soya milk
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Optional: 1-2 garlic cloves and 2 extra tablespoons olive oil for a thicker, garlic-infused version

Step-by-Step:

  1. Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. (Optional: to make a garlic mayo add 1-2 garlic cloves and 2 extra tbsp olive oil to make it thicker.)
  2. Transfer your mayo into an airtight container and store it in the fridge. It should last up to 1 week.
  3. Feel free to get creative! Add some herbs or a pinch of chili for an extra kick.

Get Creative In The Kitchen

What I like the most about the garlic mustard and mayo is their versatility. You can add a pinch of cayenne if you want a hot mustard. If you like some herby mayonnaise, just mix it with some fresh dill or parsley. The possibilities are endless, and the results always turn out delicious. You just have to be creative!

Aside from the delicious flavors, preparing your own condiments has health benefits. You choose the ingredients, ensuring that everything is fresh and natural. Believe me, once you start preparing your own condiments, you’ll never go back to store-bought. Let’s elevate our dishes, one DIY condiment at a time!

Happy cooking!