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Balsamic Vinegar Recipes - Recipes using balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar can be used as a substitute for red wine or red wine vinegar in many recipes. Feel free to experiment with any of these recipes to suit your tastes.

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American Beauty Roasted Asparagus with Sauce Recipe
Roasting pumps up the mild flavor of asparagus and the easy orange sauce gives even more depth. This delicious side dish goes together fast.

Anchovy Dressing Recipe
This salad dressing comes from a famous California chef and restaurant, so it has to be good. The anchovies lend a unique salty flavor that is not fishy.

Apple Balsamic Syrup Recipe
This syrup goes well with both savory and sweet foods, warm or cold.

Apricot Carrots Recipe
Simple carrotes are elevated by the addition of apricots, balsamic vinegar, and green onions. This easy side dish goes together fast and may be multiplied for larger crowds.

Balsamic Barbecue Spareribs Recipe
You don't need a grill to make spareribs. These spareribs are oven-baked with a tangy balsamic lime barbecue sauce.

Cherry Fig Chicken Recipe for Oven or Crockpot
Chicken legs and thighs are marinated in balsamic vinegar, figs, and cherries, then slow-cooked in the crockpot to tender perfection.

Balsamic Butter Recipe
This compound butter made of balsamic vinegar and shallots goes well with fish or steamed vegetables.

Balsamic Glazed Carrots Recipe
Fresh carrots are seasoned with dill weed, steamed, then glazed with a simple balsamic vinegar reduction sauce for a vegetable side dish everyone will love. If your carrots have very thick ends, cut them in half lengthwise so all the carrots will cook evenly.

Balsamic Peach Pork Loin Chops Recipe
Peaches, sweet onions, and balsamic vinegar combine to make a delicious savory sauce for boneless pork chops. You may omit the chipotle pepper if you wish. Prepare all your ingredients in advance, and you can have this on the table in 30 minutes or less.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Balsamic vinegar is the base for this classic and flavorful oil and vinegar salad dressing. Forget about the store-bought version. You can whisk this together in a matter of minutes, and it is far better.

BBQ Bacon Brisket in the Oven Recipe
Balsamic vinegar flavors a homemade barbecue sauce that is simple to whisk together. Great on beef, pork, or chicken.

Beef Brisket with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe
Do not be afraid of the garlic. This may well be the best brisket you have ever tasted. Roasted whole garlic cloves have a delicious mild nutty taste with just a hint of garlic flavor. This brisket is moist and tender.

Beet, Red Onion and Horseradish Relish Recipe
This tangy and colorful relish goes beautifully with beef, especially prime rib. Perfect for the Passover Seder meal. Plan ahead to make t his relish at least one day in advance of the meal.

Beets, Red Cabbage, and Cranberries Recipe
The natural sweetness of beets goes well with spiced red cabbage and cranberries for a delicious and unusual side dish that all will enjoy year-round. It is good warm, at room temperature, and even chilled.

Best Coleslaw Recipe
There is no better use for raw cabbage than in a crunchy coleslaw. Make this at least a day ahead so it can marinate overnight in the refrigerator. It will all turn red and the cabbage will soften just a bit, but still be crisp. The marinade infuses into the cabbage. This is the perfect make-ahead side dish.

Black Bean Cakes Recipe
Fried black bean cakes are flavored with carrots, onion, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. The patties may be made and refrigerated up to 2 days in advance of frying.

Blue Potato Honey Mustard Salad Recipe
Blue potatoes, bell peppers, and sweet onions form the base for a delicious honey mustard potato salad. If you cannot find blue potatoes, you may substitute red or gold potatoes with equal success. This potato salad is even more pretty and nutritious if you do not peel the potatoes. Serve warm or cold.

Chicken Grand Marnier® Recipe
Grand Marnier®, apricot jam, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard give a tangy sweet and sour flavor to this marinated recipe using chicken breasts. If you are avoiding alcohol or cannot find the liqueur, you may substitute orange juice for the Grand Marnier®. It is important that you do not overcook the chicken or it will become dry. Plan ahead for marination time.

Chinese Duck Sauce (Plum) Recipe
Chinese duck sauce is made with plums, apricots, sugar, and spices. It is a condiment served with duck, chicken, pork, and spareribs. It is also often referred to as plum sauce. This delicious sauce is quite easy to make at home, but plan ahead as it needs to sit for 2 weeks before using.

Cornish Hens with Apricot, Port and Balsamic Sauce Recipe
Cornish hens are baked in a jacket of bacon, then sauced with a blend of port wine, red wine, balsamic vinegar, and apricots. This updated Irish dish makes an elegant meal for guests served with Carrot and Turnip Puree.

Crab Mango Salad Recipe
Crab and mango are dressed with a balsamic mango vinaigrette and drizzled with a tarragon mustard sauce. Serve on a bed of your favorite mixed greens.

Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Use canned or cooked turkey and cranberry sauce for a salad with a Thanksgiving flair. Raisins add additional sweetness to offset the balsamic vinegar while water chestnuts and toasted pecans add crunch. Try substituting chicken, if you wish. Both the salad and vinaigrette may be made in advance.

Creamy Shrimp Asparagus Pasta Recipe
White balsamic vinegar and sweet white wine in a creamy Parmesan sauce complement tender shrimp and asparagus served over pasta. Simple and fast to make.

Crawfish-Stuffed Artichokes with Lagniappe Recipe
Crawfish is seasoned with basil, paprika, onion, garlic, and mustard, then stuffed into artichokes.

Crockpot Cranberry Dijon Pork Roast Recipe
A touch of balsamic vinegar rounds out the cranberry sauce for crockpot pork shoulder roast.

Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe
Ribs are topped with a quick balsamic barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven.

Eggplant Caponata with Chives Recipe
Classic caponata does not include chives. However, they do add not only flavor, but gorgeous color to the dish. Caponata is served chilled or at room temperature, so it is a great make-ahead side dish. Do not skip the salting step. It is necessary to remove excess moisture and bitterness from the eggplant.

Gazpacho Soup Recipe
Gazpacho is a chunky Spanish tomato vegetable soup which is served chilled. It is much like a cold salsa soup, delicious and perfect for a warm day.

Green Beans with Bacon and Sweet Peppers Recipe
The French green beans (haricot vert) are best in this recipe. Bacon, onions, sweet red peppers, balsamic vinegar, and wine give a sweet and sour, smoky flavor to the beans. If you cannot find them fresh or frozen, use the thinnest green beans you can find. Roasted red peppers (your own or jarred) may be substituted for the fresh bell pepper.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin in Cabernet Sauce Recipe
The red wine sauce is flavored with vegetables for a perfect accompaniment to herbed and spiced tender filet mignon steaks. Serve this restaurant-quality dish to special guests or for important occasions.

Grilled Hamburger Salad Recipe
The traditional hamburger and its fixings is transformed into an Asian grilled salad with a fish sauce dressing.

Grilled Mozzarella Bundles Recipe
Prosciutto, walnut basil pesto, and sun-dried tomato sauce surround mozzarella in radicchio bundles for a tasty appetizer.

Grilled Peaches with Peach Walnut Chutney Recipe
Onion, ginger, vanilla, raisins, and walnuts flavor peach chutney over grilled peaches. The chutney may be made up to 1 week in advance.

Grilled Salmon with Nasturtium Vinaigrette Recipe
Nasturtium flowers give a colorful touch and slight pepper flavor to grilled salmon. The vinaigrette is made with balsamic vinegar, but you may substitute red wine vinegar, if you wish. Be sure the nasturtium flowers have been grown without the use of pesticides.

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Tuna is flavored with a mixture of basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce. It is grilled and served with fresh strawberry salsa. If you are unable to grill the tuna, you may broil it or pan-sear it in a heavy skillet on the stove-top. Plan ahead to marinate the tuna for 3 to 4 hours.

Gruyere Quiche Recipe
Gruyere cheese, onion, and sweet red bell pepper give depth to this quiche. This dish is excellent for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and may be served warm or at room temperature.

Harvard Beets Recipe
This classic recipe is updated with balsamic vinegar to perk up the flavor of the beets and red onions.

Herbed Tuna with Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe
The balsamic citrus vinaigrette with mushrooms and peppers makes a great topper for tuna with tarragon and cilantro. The tuna is seared in a skillet and then finished in the oven.

Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe
Make a basic tomato sauce and then jazz it up with one of the variations using basil, sage, goat cheese, or balsamic vinegar. Sauce may be made up to 1 week in advance or frozen up to 3 months.

Honey Cornish Game Hens Recipe
The honey glaze on these game hens is both sweet and spicy for a taste sensation. Try this glaze on small chickens or a large roasting chicken with equal success, but increase the roasting time accordingly.

Honey Mustard Parmesan Chicken Recipe
White balsamic vinegar adds a bit of sweet tang to this honey mustard marinade for baked chicken thighs as an economical and flavorful entree.

Italian Bean and Tuna Salad Recipe
Quick and healthy salad with cannellini beans, white tuna, red onion, balsamic vinegar, and basil comes from the American Heart Association.

Key Lime Barbecue Chicken Wings Recipe
Key lime juice gives a delightful tang to marinated baked chicken wings. Serve as an appetizer or entree. This recipe is designed for the Crock-Pot BBQ-Pit® , but oven method instructions are also included. You can also use this recipe on a standard outdoor barbecue. Try the marinade and sauce on other cuts of chicken as well as pork.

Lamb Sausages with Red Cabbage Recipe
This rich recipe works just as well with Italian sweet sausage if you don't have access to lamb sausage. The red cabbage is braised with apples, onions, and wine for a perfect accompaniment.

Lime Dipping Sauce Recipe
Flavorful and tangy lime dipping sauce goes well with spring rolls, egg rolls, and the like.

London Broil Marsala Recipe
London Broil Marsala Recipe. London Broil beef steak is usually tough, but marinating and slicing thin results in a very flavorful beef entree. This marinade is flavored with Marsala wine, raspberry vinegar, and garlic.

Low-Fat Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
Balsamic vinegar makes a flavorful pan sauce for a surprisingly delicious but easy low-fat chicken with ham and mozzarella cheese.

Lychee Glazed Pork Chops Recipe
Quick and easy boneless pork chops are served with a deliciously different lychee fruit gravy, all in less than 30 minutes. Try to find fresh lychees for this dish, but if unavailable, you can use drained, canned lychees.

Mango Banana Ketchup Recipe
This ketchup is a sauce that combines the sweetness of mangos and bananas with an exotic spiciness. Serve as a dipping sauce for fritters, shellfish, pork, chicken, sausage, ham, or appetizer meatballs. Cook this up in less than 30 minutes. It will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Maple Mustard Glaze Recipe
Tasty glaze made of maple syrup, mustard, and balsamic vinegar is a beautiful finish on baked or grilled poultry.

Mexican Fajita Kebabs Recipe
If you like fajitas, you'll love these kebabs flavored with cumin, cilantro, garlic, and lime marinade. Serve over rice with tortillas, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for condiments. Plan ahead for marination time.

Mignon Salmon with Roulade Corn and Black Bean Relish Recipe
If you're looking for a gourmet dish to wow your guests, this is it. Filets of beef tenderloin and salmon are rolled with beefy portobello mushrooms and herbs making a dish fit for the finest occasion.

Mixed Salad With Pears and Raisins Recipe
The simple combination of raisins, spinach, pears, and pine nuts is light and flavorful with the addition of balsamic vinegar. This salad is classy enough to accompany a gourmet meal.

Orange Balsamic Asparagus Recipe
Orange Balsamic Asparagus Recipe. This is an excellent recipe to take advantage of fresh asparagus. The sauce has the citrus tang of orange juice plus the richness of a good balsamic vinegar boiled down into a luscious syrup.

Orange Braised Fried Chicken Recipe
White balsamic vinegar slightly sweetens the orange sauce for fried chicken, braised in the oven.

Orange Dressing Recipe
Simple but tasty salad dressing is made with orange juice and balsamic vinegar.

Papaya Pineapple Salsa Recipe
Fresh salsa combines the bright flavors of papaya, pineapple, lime, and chiles with the sweet crunch of jicama and red onion. It is fast and easy to make as well as colorful. Use as a garnish for fish, pork, or poultry.

Perciatelli with Shiitake Mushrooms and Fresh Ginger Recipe
Shiitake and white mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and ginger take the stage in this pasta dish with an Oriental flair. It makes enough for a small crowd and is served at room temperature.

Pickled Shrimp Appetizer Recipe
Pickled shrimp is an unusual appetizer that is sure to please, and it is amazingly easy to make. As an added advantage, this dish may be made ahead. You may also use it as a salad topper.

Pineapple Avocado Mango Salsa Recipe
White balsamic vinegar adds an acetic yet sweet touch to this fresh fruit salsa. Great as a condiment with seafood, fish, poultry, and salads.

Pomegranate Lamb Lollipops Recipe
Pomegranate juice adds a delightful flavor to lamb chops which are marinated in a mixture of herbs and spices. The lamb chops are then quickly pan-seared. They look quite dainty and elegant on the plate but are so easy to make. You may also grill these on the barbecue over high heat.

Poppyseed Biscuits with Balsamic Strawberry Flambe Recipe
Strawberries are flamed with Kirschwasser (cherry brandy), reduced and served over poppyseed biscuits. Be sure to read the flambe tips before beginning.

Poppyseed Cabbage Recipe
Here is a quick and interesting way to serve cabbage as a side dish. Cabbage combined with poppyseeds, balsamic vinegar, honey, and lemon makes a satisfying tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy melange to delight the palate.

Pork Tenderloins Braised with Red Cabbage Recipe
Balsamic vinegar and wine marinate pork tenderloins which then becomes a sauce for cabbage and carrots. Plan ahead to allow time to marinate.

Pork with Figs and Balsamic Vinegar Recipe
Balsamic vinegar, figs, shallots, and whipping cream make a rich gravy for pork loin slices.

Potato and Caramelized Onion Frittata with Gorgonzola Recipe
Onions are carmelized to sweetness and mixed with potatoes and eggs, then topped with Gorgonzola cheese for a hearty frittata.

Pumpkin Gnocchi in Aceto Balsamico Cream Sauce Recipe
Pumpkin and potato gnocchi are topped with a rich and creamy balsamic vinegar sauce.

Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Wings Recipe
These chicken wings are easy to make, but very tender and flavorful. As an added bonus, you'll end up with some awesome leftover chicken stock to use later in soups, stews, or sauces. The chipotle chiles lend a unique flavor to the sauce, so do use them, even if you cut back on the amount.

Raspberry Cream Fruit Salad Dressing or Dip Recipe
This light and fluffy dressing can be used in or on fruit salads or use it as a dip for fresh fruit. It's very easy to make and packs a lot of flavor. The sweet but tangy taste makes a perfect compliment to naturally-sweet fruits.

Red Cabbage Christmas Salad Recipe
This colorful salad of red cabbage, feta cheese, pecans, and bacon makes a great accompaniment to your Christmas dinner or any meal.

Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe
This classic recipe uses new potatoes, gold potatoes, carrots, turnips, shallots, and beets. The root vegetables are flavored with balsamic vinegar and sweet marjoram. Waxy potatoes are preferred for roasting.

Roasted Sausages and Grapes Recipe
Sausages and grapes go together like prosciutto and figs. The sauce gets a boost from balsamic vinegar. To complete the meal, serve over mashed potatoes. This is so simple to make and oh so good.

Salmon with Citrus-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Salmon is baked in a vinaigrette of balsamic vinegar, orange juice, Dijon mustard, and herbs. This is incredibly easy and fast to make. It is also low calorie and low carb.

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Peaches Recipe
Balsamic vinegar, heavy cream, shallots and herbs make a creamy sauce for chicken breasts sweetened by peaches.

Sauteed Filet Mignon Recipe
Filet mignon steaks are quickly sauteed and served with a balsamic vinegar pan sauce for a fast but elegant dinner for two.

Sauteed Portobellos with Herbes de Provence Recipe
Garlic, herbes de Provence, and balsamic vinegar flavor portobello mushrooms in this quick recipe. Portobellos have a deeper, more robust flavor than common white mushrooms, but you may substitute white mushrooms in this recipe, if you wish.

Slow-Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes Recipe
This recipe makes dried tomatoes with a rich, robust flavor thanks to the balsamic vinegar. They will only take about an hour to make in your oven.

Smoked Fish Pate Recipe
Whip up this quick and easy fish dip in your food processor.

Spicy Cornish Hens Recipe
Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, Tabasco, and raspberry jelly give sweet heat to these spicy cornish game hens. You may reduce some of the hot ingredients, if you must, but do keep some. The secret to the success of this recipe is the play between the sweet and heat.

Stuffed Mozzarella Spirals Salad Recipe
Prosciutto, spinach, and roasted red peppers are rolled into a mozzarella cheese log and sliced into spiral rounds for an eye-appealing and delicious salad topper. You can also use the mozzarella spirals as an appetizer.

Summer Balsamic Tomato Vegetable Salad Recipe
Tomatoes, sweet onions, and cucumbers shine in a balsamic vinaigrette for a cool and refreshing salad. You may serve this over greens if you wish, but it's delicious just as is. Plan ahead for the vegetables to marinate a couple of hours before serving.

Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Recipe
Vinaigrettes are simple to make. This salad dressing gets pizzazz from balsamic and red wine vinegars along with sun-dried tomatoes.

Sun-Dried Tomato Walnut Pesto Recipe
Sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, and basil are blended into a delightfully different pesto used as a dip or pasta topper. The pesto may be made up to 3 days ahead.

Sunflower Seed-Crusted Lamb Loin Recipe
Sunflower seeds make a flavorful crust for lamb loin. If you cannot find lavender balsamic vinaigrette and do not want to make your own, simply substitute a good quality plain balsamic vinaigrette.

Swordfish with Balsamic Glaze Recipe
Balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and shallots create a syrupy glaze that is perfect with meaty swordfish. This can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. If you do not have a grill, use your oven's broiler.

Tangy Barbecue Sauce Recipe
This barbecue sauce goes together quickly and is great on burgers, chicken or pork. Apply the barbecue sauce to the meat during the last 10 minutes of cooking so it does not burn.

Tangy Pineapple Sauce (Crockpot) Recipe
Pineapple sauce made with cinnamon, rum, onion, currants, garlic, and ginger is great as a marinade, grilling sauce, or condiment. Fresh pineapple is a must for this sauce made in the crockpot. The sauce may be refrigerated up to 6 months.

Tasty Tequila Tri-Tip Recipe
Plan ahead to marinate your tri-tip roast at least two hours before grilling time. The marinade contains tequila, sesame oil, mustard, balsamic vinegar, and garlic for optimum flavor.

Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe
Easy teriyaki wings are marinated overnight, then baked in the oven for a tasty appetizer or main dish. In this recipe, I have used large wing pieces from a warehouse store. If your wings are small, reduce the initial baking time by about 15 minutes. The teriyaki sauce may also be used as a finishing glaze for baked chicken or shrimp.

Teriyaki Skirt Steak Recipe
The most popular recipe for skirt steak is fajitas. Branch out from traditional fajitas and try this recipe using a homemade teriyaki sauce. Take care not to overcook the skirt steak. It should be medium-rare, or at the least no more than medium. Otherwise, it will be dry and chewy.

Turkey Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Use canned or cooked turkey and cranberry sauce for a salad with a Thanksgiving flair. Raisins add additional sweetness to offset the balsamic vinegar while water chestnuts and toasted pecans add crunch. Try substituting chicken, if you wish. Both the salad and vinaigrette may be made in advance.

Watermelon BBQ Sauce Recipe
Watermelon is a sweet offset to the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce in this barbecue sauce favorite. Sauce may be used to marinate chicken, pork, fish or shellfish overnight and also as a basting sauce and side sauce.

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