Pickled Mustard Seeds Spiced With Sumac

Everything is right with this recipe for pickled mustard seeds, especially the end result. Use on bread when making sandwiches. Or add a dollop to scrambled eggs. So far my favourite way is to use them when making Welsh rarebit.

Pickled Mustard Seeds
Pickled Mustard Seeds
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Pickled Mustard Seeds

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Pickled Mustard Seeds

These add a pop of flavour to any dish that calls for mustard
Recipe For: Condiment
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  • 20 g yellow mustard seeds
  • 45 mls white grape vinegar
  • 0.625 mls fine salt
  • 35 g honey
  • 1.25 mls ground turmeric
  • 0.625 mls Sichuan peppercorns
  • 0.625 mls sumac
  • 15 mls apple cider vinegar


  • Rinse your mustard seeds and then place them into a sauce pan together with the grape vinegar and the salt
  • Set aside for an hour then add the honey, turmeric, pepper corns and sumac
  • Stir and place onto the stove over a medium to low temperature
  • Bring up to a simmer and leave to cook for 20 minutes, stirring often
  • Remove from the heat and set aside to cool
  • When at room temperature, add the apple cider vinegar and stir to combine
  • Pour into a sterilized glass jar and refrigerate
  • Use as needed


To sterilize your glass jar, see this post.
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10 thoughts on “Pickled Mustard Seeds Spiced With Sumac

  1. Tandy, here in Southern Sweden senaps (mustard) is hugely a part of our diet and mustard seed pesto (as we call it) is wonderful. However, I’ve never made it with turmeric and sumac, but will soon.
    love WhatsApp. It’s my lifeline to my kids, grandkids and friends living in the USA. Our kids talk with us every weekend and we get to see them and hear them and almost hug them. Best of all, so far, it’s free. No blue dots on our WhatsApp.

  2. I’ve never seen this before and what a great idea! I can see using them on so many things! I’m going to have to hunt for a couple of these ingredients here though. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. What a great recipe Tandy and with lots of delicious uses. I use Whatsapp a lot now to communicate with our overseas family. I thought the two blue ticks just automatically happened when my message was read. Not sure how to do the blue circle? I’ll have to look at what else I can do with it .

  4. I have never used WhatsApp. I usually text or use Instagram or Facebook messaging.

    Is this recipe like a whole grain mustard? I canned a number of mustards a few years back which was really fun (and tasty)! This looks spectacular! Surprisingly, it’s the second time I’ve seen sumac as an ingredient recently.

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