Balsamic Vinegar Recipes

My brother has the best food scene in his city. I love where I live but the multiculturalism of Chicago? I can’t compete with that. Luckily, he and my sister-in-law have introduced me to some spice and specialty shops in their area, and I live for it! This post is inspired and fueled by a gift from them, some delicious balsamic vinegar. A lovely gift, I tried it out in a few different recipes!

Prosciutto-Wrapped Watermelon Skewers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed watermelons
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • Mint (optional)
  • Balsamic vinegar for drizzling
  • Bamboo skewers

Instructions

  1. Slice or tear prosciutto in half lengthwise. Wrap one slice around watermelon cube.
  2. Use bamboo skewer to secure prosciutto over watermelon.
  3. Stack four wrapped watermelon cubes on skewers, adding torn mint leaves in between each cube, if desired.
  4. Drizzle skewers with balsamic vinegar.

Tomato-Mozzarella Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 ball of mozzarella
  • Basil, fresh
  • Balsamic vinegar for drizzling

Instructions

  • Slice tomatoes and mozzarella in 1/2in discs.
  • Layer tomato and mozzarella slices, alternating and with a basil leaf after each mozzarella slice. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Strawberry Balsamic Shrub

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Add strawberries to mason jar, making sure all stems are removed.
  2. Add sugar and cover all with balsamic vinegar.
  3. Shake and store in fridge for at least 5 days, shaking every once in a while to stir ingredients.

Strawberry Balsamic Martini

Mix 1oz vodka with 2oz shrub and shake over ice. Serve and enjoy!

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