Olive oil and balsamic vinegar are a classic combination that can be used in a variety of ways to enhance the flavor of your dishes.
Olive oil and balsamic vinegar are a classic combination that can be used in a variety of ways to enhance the flavor of your dishes. Here are some ways to combine olive oil and balsamic vinegar:
Salad Dressing: Combine one part balsamic vinegar with three parts olive oil, and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well and use as a salad dressing.
Marinade: Combine equal parts olive oil and balsamic vinegar, along with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Use this marinade to flavor meats, such as chicken or steak.
Dip: Mix equal parts olive oil and balsamic vinegar with some freshly ground black pepper, and use it as a dipping sauce for bread. Try these two delicious and simple dips!
Reduction: Simmer balsamic vinegar in a saucepan over low heat until it thickens and reduces by about half. Drizzle the reduction over salads, grilled vegetables, or even ice cream for a sweet and tangy flavor.
Roasting: Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over roasted vegetables like brussels sprouts, asparagus, or carrots to add flavor.
Sandwiches: Use a mix of olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a spread on sandwiches, especially ones with roasted vegetables, cheese, or grilled chicken.
When combining olive oil and balsamic vinegar, be sure to use a single-origin, extra-virgin olive oil like our Vitality and Joy olive oils and a high-quality balsamic vinegar like our Spark balsamic vinegar. Experiment with different ratios and add additional ingredients like herbs or honey to create your own unique flavor combinations.