Although this mustard was an edible gift for Christmas, it can be made without any occasion at all because it’s spicy and tangy and it goes very well with roasted meat, tofu or a nutritious grain salad. In Hungary eating mustard is popular at New Year’s Eve too.
New Year’s Eve (as we call it - Szilveszter) in Hungary is celebrated with home parties and street parties too. Fireworks and firecrackers are getting very popular. Champagne and wine are part of the celebration and traditional Hungarian New Year’s Eve dishes are frankfurter sausages (from soy too! luck for vegetarians! ) with lots of mustard or horseradish, roasted pork and cabbage rolls. On New Year’s Day lentil soup is served because lentil is considered to bring luck and lots of money in the New Year.
Recipe inspiration from my friend, Giulia.
Spicy Walnut Mustard
Ingredients (makes about 1 cup)
- 50 g mustard powder
- 50 g walnut, chopped
- 1 tablespoons of runny honey
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 5 pinches of salt
- small jar
Place the mustard powder in a bowl and stir in the water (about 6-10 tablespoons) little by little until it gets its the desired consistency. Add chopped walnut, season with salt, honey and vinegar.
Pour into a sterilized glass jar and keep it in the fridge. Wait 12 hours before tasting it.