Three tasty ways to use up the last of your mustard: Dijon, yellow, grainy or honey mustards work in these easy 3-ingredient sauces and dips. Bonus: avoid food waste!
3 Ways To Use Up the Last Bit of Mustard in your Jar (VIDEO)
It’s Healthy Kitchen Hacks Wednesday – the day we share our favorite time-saving kitchen tricks and cooking shortcuts to help you make healthy and delicious meals.
Now…onto today’s featured Healthy Kitchen Hacks:
3 Ways To Use Up the Last Bit of Mustard in your Jar
This is a fun hack to prevent food waste. And it wasn’t inspired by a trendy ‘decrease food waste’ article. Instead, I learned it from my thrifty grandmother – who like lots of wise ladies, avoided #foodwaste as a way of life.
Grandma added a little water to the last dribs of mustard in the bottom of her bottle so she could use up every drop. As a kid, I didn’t always appreciate watery mustard running down my hot dog and soaking into my bun. But Grandma’s best chiffon cake (link) made up for runny mustard.
Now, I try to use up most of the last dribs of all the condiments in my jars and bottles, including ketchup, barbeque sauce, mayo, Nutella, etc. Sometimes I just use water; but often I add a watery ingredient (usually vinegar for savory sauces) and shake and pour out the last of the condiment. (Check out Deanna’s hack for using up the last bit of peanut butter in the jar.)
Here are my 3 favorite ways to use up the last of your mustard:
1. Easy Vinaigrette
Hands down, this is the way I most often finish the mustard in the bottom of my bottle.
To the last 1-2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard (or whole grain mustard or French’s Yellow or honey mustard) in the bottom of the bottle, I add:
- About 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
- About 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or any vinegar)
Then shake to mix. Pour over any salad or veggies.
2. Snack Dip
This hack works best with the last dribs of mustard in a jar – as it’s a bit tricky to spoon yogurt into a bottle. But I’ve done it; as you can see in the above video!
To the last of any type of mustard add:
- A couple spoonfuls of plain yogurt
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
Stir or shake. Then pour into a small bowl and serve with fresh vegetables and/or pretzels. It’s especially yummy with Deanna’s homemade soft pretzels.
3. Honey Mustard Sauce
My kids will eat any cooked veggie when it’s covered with this sweet-savory sauce. Use the last of a jar or bottle of any type of mustard: whole grain mustard, Dijon mustard, jalapeno mustard!, yellow mustard or yes, even honey mustard. Avoid #foodwaste - 3 TASTY WAYS TO USE UP THE LAST OF THE MUSTARD IN YOUR JAR via @TspCurry Click To Tweet
To the last of a jar or bottle of mustard, add:
- A spoonful or two of mayonnaise
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
Pour over Easter ham!, hard boiled eggs, or any cooked veggie like asparagus, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower.
Do you need tips on making the most of left in the bottom of the jar of your favorite condiment? I’m happy to give you a few ideas – let me know!