Herbal vinegar has become a culinary staple. It is very diverse and can be made from a wide variety of herbs.

Here is a great recipe from Herbalist, Tammi Hartung, author of Homegrown Herbs- A Complete Guide To Growing, Using and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs. Make sure that you use ONLY organic vinegar. Listen to Tammi’s interview to learn why it is important to only use organic vinegars.


Herbal Vinegar Recipe

herbal vinegars

Organic herbal vinegars are becoming a culinary staple.

Materials:

  • Herbs to choose from can include lemon balm, sage, thyme, basil, ginger, any mint, parsley, or rosemary. Feel free to mix and match according to your tastes.
  • Sterilized jars with lids (pint sized)
  • Labels
  • Strainer
  • Organic apple cider vinegar or you may use organic wine vinegar, organic rice vinegar or organic balsamic vinegar

Directions:

  1. In a perfectly clean pint size canning jar add fresh herbs, coarsely chopped.  Herbs to choose from can include lemon balm, sage, thyme, basil, ginger, any mint, parsley, or rosemary. Feel free to mix and match according to your tastes.
  2. Next fill the jar with a vinegar of your choice.  I use organic apple cider vinegar, but wine vinegar, rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar will all work equally well.
  3. Cap tightly with a clean lid and label completely with all of the ingredients and the date.
  4. Allow to sit on the windowsill or counter top for 10-14 days.
  5. After 10-14 days, strain the vinegar through a tea strainer and reserve the liquid.  Compost the used herbs.
  6. Pour the herbal vinegar liquid back into a clean bottle or jar and again label completely, this time adding a 1 year expiration date.  Best stored in the refrigerator.
  7. To use: add 1 Tablespoon over the top of salad, steamed vegetables and grains, or add to the cooking pot of dried beans.

Listen to the interview:

To learn more about Tammi’s book, listen to her interview on The Organic View by either clicking this link or using the podcast player below.


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4 Responses to Organic Herbal Vinegar Recipe

  1. Lynne Kennedy says:

    I love this! I will start using this to marinate my veggies before I grill them. Thank you!

  2. Jean Kelsey says:

    This is great! Herbs are so healing and to incorporate them into a vinegar like this is so cool. Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. Deborah Tucker says:

    This sounds fantastic, and I can’t wait to start jarring! Thanks for sharing.

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