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Plant Based Caviar aka Pickled Mustard Seeds

Plant Based Caviar, anyone?! In Japan these pickled mustard seeds went really well with yakitori, and I’ve been craving them. So after some exhausting recipe testing filled with failures on top of failures, I’m excited to share with you the recipe I landed on. Make these. Keep them in your fridge. And be happy forever.

Pickled Mustard Seeds


  • ▢ 1 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • ▢ 1 cup brown rice wine vinegar
  • ▢ 1 clove garlic smashed
  • ▢ ¾ cup water
  • ▢ ¾ cup mirin
  • ▢ ½ cup cane sugar
  • ▢ 2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt


1 hour. Add water as necessary to keep the mustard seeds covered.


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Where can I buy mustard seeds?

I buy mustard seeds on Amazon because it is cheaper. Also, I cannot always find them at the grocery store.

Why are they called plant based caviar?

You’ll understand as soon as you try them. The mustard seeds plump up during the cooking process. That plumpness makes them pop in your mouth with the same texture as caviar. Also, they have an umami flavor balancing salty, sweet, and acidic similar to caviar.

How do you use this condiment in your everyday cooking?

My favorite way to use this condiment is on top of grilled meats (like my yakitori chicken) and vegetables. It is also delicious in dressings and salads.

Vanilla Bean Seeds

Premium quality vanilla bean seeds—also known as vanilla caviar—contain all the incredible flavor and fragrance of vanilla without the hassle of scraping.

These seeds come from some of the finest vanilla beans grown in Ecuador and Madagascar and are of the Tahitian and Bourbon variety, respectively.

What are Vanilla Beans Seeds?

Individuals produce Vanilla Seed by scraping cured inner vanilla pods with a spoon to remove the little black seeds of the vanilla bean. On average it takes four to six pounds of vanilla beans to produce one pound of vanilla caviar, hence the much higher price than whole vanilla beans.

At Slofoodgroup our goal is to provide the world’s best vanilla beans and spices and we think you will absolutely love this product. Vanilla caviar is easy to keep for extended storage and does not require any special knowledge in handling. Simply scoop the number of vanilla bean seeds you wish to use in your recipe and enjoy the delectable flavors of real vanilla.

Madagascar Vanilla Bean Caviar, V. Planifolia

Setting the benchmark standard when Buying Vanilla Beans, Madagascar Vanilla Bean Caviar

Rich, sweet, buttery, Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, known as the worlds favorite vanilla bean. Proudly offered for sale in easy to use and store vanilla bean seeds also known as vanilla caviar. Madagascar vanilla bean seeds are a great addition to any kitchen or pantry. Vanilla bean seeds from Madagascar can be used in direct unison with vanilla extract or as a complete replacement in any recipe that calls for vanilla, Madagascar vanilla beans, vanilla paste or other vanilla products.

How to use Vanilla Bean Caviar, an easy to follow guide:

1 teaspoon of vanilla bean caviar =1 tablespoon vanilla extract = 1 whole vanilla bean = 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste = 1 tablespoon vanilla powder, it is just that simple.

If you have been cooking or baking for any amount of time, most chefs, professional cooks, and home bakers know Vanilla from Madagascar has long set the bar for other vanilla growing regions worldwide.

The rich, buttery, creamy and pungent flavor notes of Madagascar vanilla is the staple in many kitchens worldwide and this vanilla bean caviar is no exception. Packed full of bourbon vanilla flavor, these caviar like vanilla seeds are an absolute turn key solution to scraping vanilla bean pods that are bursting with flavor. Try vanilla caviar from Madagascar today and stop wasting time scraping vanilla pods by hand.

If you prefer scarping vanilla beans yourself, head on over to our vanilla bean collection page where you will find a vast assortment of the worlds finest vanilla products that are hand picked by our teams of trained professionals.