If you hate waste and it seems a shame to throw away a jar of spicy or exotic mustard without getting the last bit of flavour out of it, this clever trick will turn that left over mustard into salad dressing.
At MarthaStewart.com they're big fans of lists and galleries of clever and trendy things you can do around the house. In this week's "40 Good Things" list they share a great tip for using the mustard left after the last sandwich is made, to create home made dressing:
Have a tiny bit of mustard left in the jar? Toss in a few ingredients, and shake a tangy Dijon vinaigrette right in the container. A crushed garlic clove, some chopped fresh herbs and minced shallot will add the right flavor. Pour in balsamic vinegar, season with salt and pepper, then close the lid and shake. Add olive oil; shake again to emulsify the dressing, and then drizzle over your favourite salad. With a tightly sealed lid, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Sounds delicious and a perfect "after life" for the jar of Dijon mustard I've just about polished off. Check out the link below to browse through some of the other clever tips in their roundup. Have a frugal tip of your own to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.