2 Step Strawberry Vinegar

Enjoy this strawberry vinegar in less than a week

Strawberry Vinegar

Last year as I was making dinner salad I looked at the fresh strawberries I had just cut for the salads. I started thinking how I might be able to have that flavor all year round. In a flash it came to me…strawberry vinegar.

We love flavored vinegars and in addition to this one we make fig-balsamic as well. They simply add another tastes component to your salads and bring a hint of summer back to your winter meals.

Here’s some pointers and the recipe. First, use the ripest strawberries you can find. Real tasty with strong strawberry flavor. That’s it. One pointer is all you need. All right, here’s another. The recipe is easily doubled and you probably should double it.

Here’s the fun part. This is so simple and quick to make you should try other fruits as well. Peaches would be great, red raspberries, black raspberries, or any fruit with a strong taste and some color. As the vinegar ages it will take on more of the color. The strawberry vinegar turns a nice light red to pink color.

As the fruit macerates the vinegar pulls the color and flavor from the berry. Once the the berries are pale in color the vinegar is pretty much finished. You will want to strain it as some point as the vinegar breaks down the cell structure and leaves little bits of fruit on the bottom of the jar. But don’t worry, the great strawberry taste is locked in!

 

 

 

Easy Strawberry Vinegar
 
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Serves: 2.5 cups
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups white vinegar
  • 8 ounces fresh ripe strawberries
Instructions
  1. Chop the strawberries and put them in a quart jar. Cover with vinegar and let sit for one week. Once the color is out of the berries the vinegar is pretty much done.

 

 

  • reply Dave ,

    Thanks for the recipe Dave. We went strawberry picking and made a double batch. We also took your suggestion for Pomona (low sugar) pectin for our strawberry jam. Thanks for that tip as well.

    • reply Dave ,

      Dave, you are going to love the vinegar. Also follow the instructions to the letter with the pomona’s pectin. It works differently than high sugar pectin so it may take getting used to. Thanks so much for letting me know!

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