Using Balsamic for the Better

Using Balsamic for the Better

Do you want to expand your culinary chops? Cervasi’s aged vinegars can provide complex flavors to whatever you’re making. There are a variety of ways to utilize the tangy-sour flavor of balsamic vinegar to bring out a different side to foods you already love. Before you know, it will be a staple in your pantry!

1) Use balsamic for salad dressing, like our Garlic & Basil Vinaigrette. The flavor pairs well with feta cheese crumbles and red onion slices.
2) Caparese salad is simple and satisfying. Mozzarella, tomato and basil with a drizzle of balsamic is great for entertaining.

Decorate with Balsamic

Easily decorate a plate with accents of Cervasi Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.

3) Combine with favorite condiments like ketchup or mustard for an extra tangy dip.
4) Balsamic is a natural complement to orzo pasta, hot or cold. Toss with balsamic roasted vegetables and you have a full meal.
5) To keep dinner guests satiated, leave out a breadbasket with a balsamic, olive oil, basil and herb dip.
6) It’s great for the grill. Glaze your steak with balsamic for a wine-toned flavor.
7) Marinade chicken or pork chops in balsamic and olive oil. Then toss with breadcrumbs and bake for an easy meal.
8) If a soup or sauce tastes a bit bland, add a splash of balsamic to liven up the flavors.
9) For dessert, reduce the balsamic and pour over ice cream and strawberries.
A tip for cooking with balsamic vinegar is to use a non-reactive pan, such as glass or stainless steel. To control the flavor control the temperature. Heat boils out acidity and sweetens the taste.
To be truly Italiano, try a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar after dinner to aid in digestion. Enjoy your kitchen experimentations. Let us know what you discover on Facebook or Pinterest.

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