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Basic Dijon-Style Mustard
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Contributed by: Robin HinsdaleAdded: Oct 07, 2007 at 08:35 PM


Basic Dijon-Style Mustard

(Os, you can try substituting a really dry red wine for the white--it won't be 'classic' dijon, but it'll still be pretty tasty. If honey is an avoid for your blood type, try a bit of evaporated cane juice or some agave nectar).

This recipe is from Anna Michelle Jordan, author of The Good Cook's Book of Mustard (copyright 1996).

For more mustard recipe variations, go to Robin's blog.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Other
  • 2 cups (470 ml) dry white wine
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 cup (240 ml) dry mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) honey [or BTD compliant sweetener]
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil [or BTD compliant oil]
  • 2 Teaspoons (10 ml) sea salt
How to make it:
  1. Combine wine, onion, and garlic in a saucepan.
  2. Heat to boiling and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Cool and discard strained solids.
  4. Add this liquid to dry mustard, stirring constantly until smooth.
  5. Blend in honey, oil, and salt.
  6. Return to saucepan (have hankies ready or hold face away from steam) and heat slowly until thickened stirring constantly.
  7. Cool.
  8. Place in a covered jar.
  9. Age in cool, dark place 2 to 8 weeks, depending upon pungency desired, then refrigerate.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Wine (White)  N B N N N B A A
Mustard, Dry  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Wine (Red)- B B N B N B N B

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Canola Oil2 ,3 N N N N A A N A
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Honey2 N N N A N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 07, 2007 at 08:35 PM By: Drea