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Chive Blossom Vinegar

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Edible flowers can add a splash of colour and fun to a wide variety of dishes and chive blossoms are one of the few that add flavour too. This pretty, light purple, edible flower smells mildly of garlic with a hint of floral and taste similar to chives. They can be used dried or fresh, tossed in a salad, to garnish a dish, or used to make compound butter. They are also an excellent ingredient to infuse vinegar. Making infused vinegar is a great way to preserve the flavour of chive blossoms, and it makes a thoughtful hostess gift.
If you want a more onion-y flavour to the finished vinegar, add 2-3 tablespoons of chive leaves. White wine vinegar works well with chive blossoms, but champagne vinegar or apple vinegar would work just fine too. Just keep in mind that using stronger flavoured vinegars, the flavour and the colour of final infused vinegar would be different.
You can double the recipe if you have lots of chive blossoms. The finished chive blossom vinegar will keep for up to 6 months at room temperature in your cabinet or a year in a sealed bottle in the refrigerator. Use chive blossom vinegar in marinades, salad dressings, drizzle on roasted vegetables, and for any recipe where you would like to add mild onion flavour to.

  • 60 - 100 Chive blossoms, washed and dried
  • 750 ml White wine vinegar (or regular white vinegar)
  1. Thoroughly rinse the chive blossoms and spread them onto a clean towel. Pat the blossoms dry.
  2. Put the chive blossoms into a sterilized jar, pour the vinegar over until they are completely immersed in the vinegar, leaving some space atop so that the vinegar doesn't react with the seal or the lid.
  3. Leave it in a dark cool place for 1-3 weeks until the vinegar reaches the desired intensity. Strain into a new sterilized bottle. Discard the spent blossoms. Store the infused vinegar out of the direct light in your cupboard.

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kathyinozarks 20/7/22 04:08

Beautiful years ago I used to make allot of herb vinegars-so fun and delicious too

Anne in the kitchen 20/7/22 06:25

What a pretty vinegar . Now I need to go plant some chives and allow them to bloom.

Lola Martínez 20/7/22 08:09

Si sabe tan bueno como bonito se ve, es una gran receta.

2pots2cook 20/7/22 09:21

We use home made apple and grapes vinegar. This is something I have to start playing with ! :-) :-)

Nancy Chan 20/7/22 09:53

I like the beautiful slender bottle for storing the vinegar.

Rose world 20/7/22 14:38

Bet it is flavourful. Beautiful bottle for storing your vinegar.

DEZMOND 20/7/22 15:00

Looks lovely in that colour!

Kitchen Riffs 20/7/22 15:47

Pretty! And delish too, I'm figuring. Neat, neat color. Thanks!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 20/7/22 16:04

I can think of many folks who ould love this for a gift great bottles and a delicious way to dress lettuce!

Irma 20/7/22 18:12

What beautiful bottles, this is a very nice gift to give to someone.
Greetings Irma

foodtravelandwine 20/7/22 18:58

I just love it!!...I'm speechless! simple and beautiful!...thanks for answering about the book......Abrazotes, Marcela

Muriel 20/7/22 20:03

Ce vinaigre floral et très original me tente particulièrement

Rainbow Evening 20/7/22 20:37

delicious and pretty.....awesome.

Pam 20/7/22 20:48

Pretty & delicious.

Bill 20/7/22 20:50

Very pretty and delicious.

Lowcarb team member 20/7/22 23:23

How lovely.
Many thanks for sharing this idea.

All the best Jan

tigerfish 20/7/22 23:47

Love this light pink hue of the vinegar. Almost reminded me of the pickling liquid when I did pickled red radishes last time.

J.P. Alexander 21/7/22 04:07

Genial idea, te mando un beso.

savorthebest 21/7/22 05:22

Beautiful bottle of vinegar!

Sherry's Pickings 21/7/22 08:43

this looks so pretty angie. i do like a flavoured vinegar so this would go down well.

roentare 21/7/22 10:04

This is such a great idea. I had a vegie patch in my backyard.

speedy70 21/7/22 17:25

Una vera meraviglia, grazie, ho tanta erba cipollina!!!!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 21/7/22 21:27

I made chive vinegar once and was disappointed with the flavor. Can't wait to try some of your tips. Beautiful photos, Angie!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 22/7/22 02:31

Never ever vinegar has looked so beautiful! Wonderful pictures and such a great Infused vinegar idea.

Marcelle 22/7/22 16:28

The color of this chive blossom vinegar is so pretty!! This a great way to use every part homegrown chives, nothing goes to waste :) Love this, Angie!

My name is Erika. 22/7/22 16:33

That is the prettiest color vinegar. My chive blossoms are gone-sadly, or I would also try this recipe. Have a great weekend Angie. Hugs-Erika

Choclette 22/7/22 21:09

What a pretty pink Angie. I don't think I've ever seen vinegar I'd describe as beautiful before. Sounds like a fabulous flavour too.

Anonymous 22/7/22 22:21

It's Judee- making your own flavored vinegar is such.a good idea. I love the color and the interesting part to use an edible flower.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida 23/7/22 18:22

How beautiful that color is! I made this years ago and had forgotten all about it. I am still waiting for chive blooms, but when I get them, I am making this for sure!

[Reply] 24/7/22 15:26

It's so pretty!! It has to taste divine~

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 25/7/22 13:32

What a great way to use chive blossoms! Do you cut them when they are still lavender in color or wait until the blossoms fade?

Angie's Recipes 25/7/22 14:58

@Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina I cut them when they were still in beautiful purple colour.

Raymund 28/7/22 09:58

Its not just flavour infused, the colours are amazing too


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