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Homemade Dijon Mustard for the Daniel Fast

dijon_mustardAs you probably have discovered, most prepared Dijon mustard includes sugar or another sweetener in its ingredients, deeming it unusable on the Daniel Fast. However, since most of us eat a lot more salads than usual, we want good flavors . . . and adding Dijon mustard to our salad dressing recipes provides a wonderful, full flavor. So here is a recipe for Homemade Dijon Mustard! You can make a batch of it and store it for use during the Daniel Fast. If you want, you can add a little honey to the recipe AFTER the fast, but meanwhile, be blessed with this modified recipe.


2 cups dry white wine vinegar
1 cup finely chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
4 ounces dry mustard
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt
Few drops Tabasco

Directions: Combine vinegar, onion and garlic. Heat to boiling and simmer for five minutes. Pour into medium bowl to cool. Add dry mustard and the oil into a small sauce pan. Now pour the vinegar mixture through a strainer into the saucepan, whisking until very smooth. Sir in the salt and Tabasco. Heat slowly, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Allow to cool and then pour into non-metallic covered container. For best results, chill at last two days before using. This mixture will stay fresh in the refrigerator for several weeks.

28 Comments Post a comment
  1. Add at the same time as the mustard and then whisk.

    January 11, 2018
  2. cindy #

    where does the oil in the ingredients come into the preparation????

    January 9, 2018
  3. Yes, just read the ingredients if you are using a spice blend to make sure there are no sweeteners or chemicals.

    Be blessed

    January 3, 2015
  4. Dani #

    You CAN have salt, herbs, spices, pepper on the Daniel Fast.

    January 2, 2015
  5. Ncamsile #

    Thank you so much for you advise i have learn a lot .It my first time on danial fast.My mind is open Thank you and God bless you

    January 21, 2014
  6. Thank you so much for the kind and prompt response

    August 1, 2013
  7. Daniel Fast Team #

    Yes, you can use all vinegars (including red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar) on the Daniel Fast. But be sure to read the ingredients list to be sure that it is free of chemicals and sweeteners. I hope this helps!

    August 1, 2013
  8. can i substitute red wine vinegar to white one?

    July 30, 2013
  9. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Elaine,
    You can order a copy of the Daniel Fast Guidelines by going to and enter your email address, they will be emailed back to you. For recipe ideas; on this site you will find on the menu bar with recipes available. Also, you can go to In addition, many more recipes can be found in The Daniel Fast book, as well as the Daniel Fast Cookbooks I & II. I hope this helps, Be BLESSED on your Journey!

    February 27, 2013
  10. Elaine Sanders #

    Starting the Daniel’s fast need information on food to eat an recipes.

    February 25, 2013
  11. Thanks for letting us the instructions were not clear. We updated the post.

    Be blessed!

    January 6, 2013
  12. Angela #

    I did not see when to add the oil salt and tabasco? Do I add it before or after the boil and simmer?

    January 6, 2013
  13. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Sharon,
    It’s all about the ingredients and what’s in it, so read the label on the Ken brand to see if it is Daniel Fast friendly. A prepared dressing that I know fits the Daniel Fast is Newman’s Own Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing. You can also make your own salad dressings and there are many recipes in the Daniel Fast Cookbooks I hope this helps!

    November 4, 2011
  14. Sharon #

    What store brand salad dressing is okay for the daniel fast? I thought I previously read a “Ken” Brand is okay?

    November 2, 2011
  15. Barbara Ellison #

    are tortillas allowed?

    January 5, 2011
  16. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Zach,
    Yes, you can make this salad dressing without the onions, taste it when finished and see how you like it. If it’s missing that extra little something, add in a little onion seasoning, but first check the ingredients label and make sure there is no additives. Enjoy!

    October 18, 2010
  17. hi,
    im going to surprise my dad with this salad dressing but he hates onions…not the taste but the texture. should i add in an amount of onion flavor or just leave it out? would love to hear what you think! thanks

    October 14, 2010
  18. You can use distilled vinegar instead and it will still be good.

    Be blessed as you continue to seek God and His love.

    May 28, 2010
  19. Mohammed #

    i Love this Mustard but since i knew there was alcohol i stopped having it because im a Muslim. if i dont put the wine is there a substitute? or does it make no difference?


    May 14, 2010
  20. Where did you learn that salt was not allowed on the Daniel Fast? I am curious as to the source of that restriction.

    There are no restrictions to salt or other spices and herbs in the Scripture.

    I do hope to hear from you as I’m curious. Thanks in advance.

    January 12, 2010
  21. Ursula #

    I did not think that salt was allowed on the Daniel’s Fast, but I see many of your recipes call for salt. Can you please explain?

    January 12, 2010
  22. Hey Cowboy!

    No, typical mayonnaise is not allowed on the Daniel Fast. However, you can either purchase or make mayo from soy. You will find recipes of soy mayonnaise in The Daniel Fast Cookbook – Version II

    December 18, 2009

    December 17, 2009
  24. Hi Elle,

    Vinegar is fermented, but it’s not fomentation that is not allowed on the Daniel Fast. Alcohol is forbidden, which is different. That’s why even wine vinegars are allowed, because there is no alcohol.

    I hope this answers your question.

    January 22, 2009
  25. Elle Strayer #

    Since vinegar’s process requires fermatation and it is often made from wines, I always left it out. Why do you leave it in?

    January 20, 2009
  26. Hey William!

    Thank you so much for catching the mistake and bringing it to my attention! Yes, the recipe calls for white wine vinegar.

    Be blessed and thanks again.

    August 15, 2008
  27. William #

    Thanks for the Homemade Dijon Mustard recipe! Question: Should not the 2 cups dry white wine listed in the “ingredients” be 2 cups white vinegar? Will

    August 15, 2008

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