The mustard plant is a member of the Brassicaceae family, which includes other popular vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and kale. The scientific name for the mustard plant is Brassica juncea, and it is an annual plant that grows up to three feet tall.
The plant is most well-known for its seeds, which are ground into a powder and used to make mustard condiments. The leaves of the plant are also edible and are commonly used in salads and other dishes.
There are several varieties of mustard plant, including brown, black, and white. Brown seeds are the spiciest of the three, while white seeds are the mildest.
People typically grow them in cool, temperate regions, and they require well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. They are easy to grow from seeds and people often use them as a cover crop to protect soil from erosion and to add nutrients back into the soil.
Here’s a simple recipe:
- 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the Dijon, honey, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and garlic powder until well combined.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Store the honey in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
You can adjust the sweetness or tanginess of the honey by adding more honey or apple cider vinegar, respectively. This honey mustard is great as a dipping sauce for chicken tenders or as a dressing for salads. Enjoy!.