Adding your own favorite flavor to vinegar is great for making salads special, but these bottles also make great gifts from the pantry for close friends and loved ones.

Herb Vinegar

Herb Vinegar
Recipe type: Accompaniments
Serves: 1 pint (2 Cups)
  • 2 Cups white cider or wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup chopped fresh herbs (such as: basil, rosemary, tarragon, thyme or oregano)
  • 3 whole cloves garlic (to 4); optional
  • 1 fresh herb sprig per bottle (to 2; optional
  • 1 whole red or green chili per bottle; optional
  1. Place the vinegar in a non-aluminum saucepan and bring to a boil. Place the chopped herbs in a clean, hot glass jar. Add the garlic. Pour the hot vinegar over, cover and place in a cool, dark place for 5 days, stirring once a day. Strain. Add the sprigs of fresh herbs and chili for a zestier taste and garnish.
  2. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 2 months. Refrigerate for longer storage.
  3. Yields 2 cups.
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