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Homemade Herb Vinegars

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Prep 10 mins

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Do you have a bounty of herbs in your backyard? Use them to make simple herb-infused vinegars. They're great for salad dressings and marinades and make wonderful gifts.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups red or white wine vinegar
  • 1 small bunch fresh rosemary, thyme or tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

Directions

  1. In a medium stainless-steel, enamel, or nonstick saucepan heat vinegar just until boiling. Place tarragon and peppercorns in a sterilized 1-pint glass jar. Add hot vinegar to jar. Cover jar tightly with a nonmetallic lid (or cover with plastic wrap and then tightly seal with a metal lid).

Variation

  • Mint Vinegar: Use 2 cups white vinegar instead of wine vinegar; omit tarragon and peppercorns. In a medium stainless-steel, enamel, or nonstick saucepan heat vinegar just until boiling. In a sterilized 1-pint glass jar place 1 large bunch fresh mint and 2 tablespoons sugar. Add hot vinegar to jar. Cover jar tightly with a nonmetallic lid (or cover with plastic wrap and then tightly seal with a metal lid). Per tablespoon: 10 calories, 0 g total fat, (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 0 mg calcium

Variation

  • Mixed Herb Vinegar: Use 2 cups apple cider vinegar instead of wine vinegar; omit tarragon and peppercorns. In a medium stainless-steel, enamel, or nonstick saucepan heat vinegar just until boiling. In a sterilized 1-pint glass jar place 6 sprigs fresh thyme, 1 sprig fresh rosemary, and 1 strip lemon peel. Add hot vinegar to jar. Cover jar tightly with a nonmetallic lid (or cover with plastic wrap and then tightly seal with a metal lid).Per tablespoon: 5 calories, 0 g total fat, (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 4 mg calcium

Nutrition Facts

(Homemade Herb Vinegars)

Servings Per Recipe 10, iron (mg) 0, sugar (g) 0, fiber (g) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Monosaturated fat (g) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 1, Fat, total (g) 0, pro. (g) 0, vit. A (IU) 0, chol. (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 0, cal. (kcal) 4, sodium (mg) 0, Potassium (mg) 0, calcium (mg) 10

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