Lots of recipes call for Dijon mustard, but sometimes we just don't have any in the pantry. Depending on what is being made, there are lots of easy ways to substitute Dijon mustard and still have a similar final dish. You might also be cooking for someone with a mustard allergy, in which case you will have to be careful about what you are using as a substitute.
Another possible reason for substituting Dijon mustard in a recipe is a dislike of the flavor. In this case, other types of mustard may be preferable, but if you don't like those either then it's possible to use other ingredients and still have the same effect.
Pass The Mustard
Yellow mustard can easily be used in place of Dijon, and is particularly useful if find Dijon too sharp and spicy. Simply use the same amount, in the same way, and you should find your dish turns out very similar. In fact, depending on the flavor you want to achieve, any type of mustard can be substituted for Dijon.
There are so many different types of mustard out there, it can be nice to experiment with different flavors. There's yellow mustard, honey mustard, spicy brown mustard, wholegrain mustard and hot mustard (English mustard is also an option, and is a variation of hot mustard).
Dry mustard is also a great substitute if fresh isn't available. It can easily be prepared by mixing a teaspoon each of dry mustard, water and vinegar. It should be left for around 15 minutes for the flavors to develop, then can be used in place of one tablespoon of mustard in a recipe.
If you don't have yellow or dry mustard, mustard seeds can be ground up to make a dry mustard powder then used as above. There are different colors of seeds available, so the one you should use depends on the heat you want the dish to have.
Yellow or white seeds are ideal to replace yellow mustard, but brown seeds are perfect for creating the flavor of Dijon. There are also black mustard seeds which can be used if you prefer a really hot mustard.
Keep It Simple – All For Mustard And Mustard For All
If you are cooking for children, or anyone who doesn't like food too hot and spicy, honey mustard is a great replacement. Of course, it is sweeter