Basil mustard

Basil is a good source of vitamin K, calcium, vitamin A, manganese, iron, magnesium and potassium.
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Recipe from: 18 January 2016
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 35 min


  • 80
    apple juice
  • 80
    red wine vinegar
  • 60-80
    dry mustard powder
  • 30
    mustard seeds
  • 10
  • handful
    fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 30
    very finely chopped red onion or baby onions
  • 15
    light brown sugar
  • a pinch of ground allspice
Servings: Change Serving


Mix the apple juice, vinegar, mustard powder and seeds together with 80ml water. Cover and leave to stand for four to six hours. Stir occasionally.

Pulse the mixture in a food processor until the mustard seeds are coarsely chopped.

Cook the mixture over a pot of simmering water or in a double boiler for 10 minutes. Mix the cornflour with a little water to form a paste and add along with the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Cook for 25 minutes or until the mustard has thickened. Stir often during the cooking process.

Pour into a clean, sealable container and keep refrigerated.

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