Easy Homemade Basil Vinegar

Easy Basil Vinegar

by Michelle on March 28, 2010

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Since my basil plant has been growing extremely well, I’ve been trying to find more uses for it. I came across this site offering 10 uses for fresh basil and one of them was for homemade basil vinegar. The recipe reminded me of the basil vinegar my grandma used to make, so I hope this ends up tasting as good as hers.

The recipe only calls for 4 simple ingredients (I cut the recipe in half): 1 cup white wine vinegar, 5 basil leaves, 1 clove garlic, and one slice orange peel. I combined them all in a mason jar and closed it tightly. I then put it in a closed cupboard so it can sit in the dark for about 2 weeks.

Once the basil vinegar is ready to use, I will strain it and then use it for marinading, salad dressing, and on fish. I’m crossing my fingers it turns out good and will make sure to report back!

***Update*** This vinegar turned out wonderfully and I am excited to try making it with other herbs for different flavors. Hopefully I will have a chance to make some homemade pretzels to dip with my next batch!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Kami April 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Ooh! How fun! Let me know how it turned out! I would really like to try that!

ESMAT HAMED February 26, 2011 at 8:16 am

iam from sudan,ienjoy herbs . is there alternative for wine vinegar here
hope to send me.

Michelle February 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

There are definitely alternatives to the type of vinegar you can use. I’ve only tried using distilled white vinegar, but I’ve found a source (below) showing that you can start with red or white wine vinegar. Hope this helps!


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