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Swedish Mustard and Dill Sauce

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This easy dill mustard sauce is a flavorful addition to meals. Add kid friendly Swedish flavor to your meals!

This easy and flavorful sauce is the perfect accompaniment to grilled or smoked meats, veggies, eggs or sandwiches.
small mason jar filled with mustard and dill sauces with jar lid and fresh dill in background
jar of sauce in front of platter with grilled chicken drizzled with more sauce

Swedish mustard and dill sauce offers a delightful blend of tangy mustard and fresh dill flavors, creating a unique and versatile sauce that complements a variety of dishes.

Its creamy texture makes it appealing to children, while its distinct taste introduces them to new flavor combinations without overwhelming their palate.

The mild but flavorful sauce is a great choice for encouraging children to explore different cuisines and broaden their culinary horizons.

Dill is the king of herbs in Sweden, and its one of my favorite herbs ever. It is such a great kid friendly herb because it packs a flavor punch but it isn’t spicy or overwhelming. It’s just like “hello flavor!”

Did you know its one of the main flavors in pickles? Try it in my dill pickle dip! It is also a main flavor in Swedish cucumber salad, and in tzatziki sauce. Another favorite way to enjoy dill is in my Greek meatballs with lemon orzo skillet.

small mason jar filled with mustard and dill sauces with jar lid and fresh dill in background

Ingredients you need:

You only need a few items to make this recipe:

  • Dill – Fresh dill gives this sauce the majority of its flavor. Do not use dried dill, it will not taste the same.
  • Course ground mustard – Buy a good quality course ground mustard. I wanted one that is a little on the sweeter side, but you can get a spicy version if that is what your family likes.
  • White wine vinegar – This is going to add little acidity and brightness to your sauce. You can use apple cider vinegar if you need to.
  • Granulated Sugar – This is going to sweeten the sauce just a little bit to help round out the flavors. Its not enough to make the sauce actually sweet, it’s just balancing. You could substitute honey if you want.
  • A flavorless oil – The oil is going to emulsify with the rest of the ingredients and help create a creamy texture to the sauce. I used canola oil because thats what I had on hand, but a rapeseed oil would be a more traditional choice for this sauce.
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How to make mustard dill sauce

This recipe is simple to make! For the full set of directions, please scroll down to the recipe card below. This is just a general overview on how to make it to help you plan.

  1. Remove the dill leaves from the stems and finely mince.
  2. In a food processor, combine the mustard, white wine vinegar, sugar, and the salt and pepper. Pulse just a few times to combine.
  3. Turn the food processor on low and slowly pour the oil into the processor while it is going – you want to add it in a light and slow stream while the food processor is going to fully emulsify it.
  4. Allow the food processor to continue running for 1 minute, until the sauce is thick and creamy.
  5. Gently stir in the minced dill.
  6. Enjoy.
prepping ingredientes for dill mustard sauce

How to store this sauce

This sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

How to serve this sauce

This sauce is normally served with salmon (try it on my sheet pan salmon!) but it is also great with grilled chicken (like how I served it) or a pork loin. You can also serve it with roasted potatoes, asparagus, or broccoli. It would also make an amazing spread for sandwiches – it is amazing on salmon lox!

overhead view of white platter on wooden board. The platter has three pieces of grilled chicken breast with dill mustard sauce drilled on top, and the jar of rest of the sauce is beside the platter

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small mason jar filled with mustard and dill sauces with jar lid and fresh dill in background

Swedish Mustard and Dill Sauce Recipe

This easy and flavorful sauce is the perfect accompaniment to grilled or smoked meats, veggies, eggs or sandwiches.
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Course: Dips For Kids
Cuisine: Nordic, Swedish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Jenni

Ingredients

  • 1 cup minced fresh dill
  • ¼ cup stone ground mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • cup + 2 Tablespoons canola oil

Instructions

  • Remove the dill leaves from the stems and mince.
  • In a food processor, combine the mustard, sugar, vinegar, and salt and pepper.
  • Turn the food processor on low and allow to continue mixing while you slowly pour the oil into the processor.
  • Once all the oil is in, continue running the food processor for one additional minute to filly emulsify the oil into the sauce. This will make the sauce thick and creamy.
  • Pour the sauce into a bowl and gently stir in the minced dill.
  • Enjoy.

Notes

This sauce can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 612IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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