Although most people I know have a sweet tooth, I prefer savory over sweet any day. And, I love dip! Regardless of the type of dip, I’m a confessed dipper. Of course, I don’t double-dip; I’m a polite dipper. My mustard dipping sauce is so scrumptious, I almost lose control when I dip. Not only is the mustard dipping sauce recipe easy to make, it only takes three simple ingredients.
When I grill vegetables for dinner or make an appetizer board, I always make a mustard dipping sauce. Despite the array of mustard varieties available, I adore stone-ground mustard.
WHY STONE-GROUND MUSTARD FOR MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE?
Stone-ground mustard consists of partially ground brown mustard seeds and is often made with vinegar instead of wine. The coarse grind of the seeds and the wine, however, provides a fabulously savory flavor.
Even though I prefer stone-ground mustard for this mustard dipping sauce recipe, feel free to use your favorite mustard blend.
OTHER ALTERNATIVE OR FLAVORS FOR MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE
If stone-ground mustard isn’t your thing, here is a guide for choosing a replacement.
Spicy brown mustard is a bit hotter than stone ground mustard. Spicy brown mustard typically has less acidity.
Dijon mustard, on the other hand, is a smoother alternative to stone ground mustard. Because Dijon mustard often uses wine instead of vinegar, dijon mustard is a bit tangier than spicy.
Creole mustard’s grainy texture and spice are due to a high ratio of mustard seeds to vinegar, and it sometimes includes garlic and celery seed.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED FOR SIMPLY MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE?
- Raw cashews
- Stone-ground mustard
- Maple syrup
WHAT TO DIP IN MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE?
For example, tonight, I decided to make asparagus wrapped in thin strips of my oil-free pizza dough. I first saw this asparagus idea in a food magazine, where the asparagus was wrapped with puff pastry. So, to make an oil-free version, I used my oil-free pizza dough recipe.
OTHER IDEAS FOR MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE
- Grilled vegetables
- Sandwich spread
- Raw vegetables
- Baked onion rings
- Zucchini fries
- Baked potatoes
- French Fries
HOW TO MAKE SCRUMTOUS MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE
In order to make this simple recipe, all you need is a high-speed blender. Then, simply add all the ingredients together, blend until smooth, and refrigerate until ready to use.
If you don’t have a quality blender, simply soak the cashews overnight, drain, and add the remaining ingredients, blend until smooth, and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Raw cashews ( soaked and drained if you don’t have a quality blender)
- Stone-ground mustard (or mustard of choice)
- Maple syrup
For a thinner sauce, add a little more water until you get the texture you prefer.
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