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How to Make & Use Chive Blossom Vinegar

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Here’s an easy method for making and using chive blossom vinegar.

First, it’s important to make sure your chive blossoms are pesticide-free and otherwise safe to eat. For some instructions on where to purchase and how to use edible flowers, you can consult my edible flower guide

chive blossom vinegar

Chive blossom vinegar can be used in a number of ways. I personally plan on using mine in a mustardy vinaigrette over a spinach and arugula salad. Here are a couple of ideas about how to use it:

-drizzled over freshly roasted asparagus

-drizzled over potato salad

-in place of balsamic vinegar in a vinaigrette

-stirred into some ricotta cheese and served with toast

-drizzled over fries

chive blossom vinegar
chive blossoms

There are lots of other ways you can use chive blossoms. Probably the easiest way is to tear them up and sprinkle them on a salad.

It adds a really nice allium kick to a salad and a lovely pop of color. There are lots of wonderful looking recipes for chive blossoms – a few of them include:


Yield: 1 cup vinegar

Chive Blossom Vinegar

chive blossoms

Here's an easy method for making and using chive blossom vinegar.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup chive blossoms

Instructions

  1. Combine the vinegar and chive blossoms in a glass jar.
  2. Cover with a piece of parchment paper, instead of the metal top of the glass jar. The metal will react with the vinegar.
  3. Keep in a dark, cool place for 2 weeks to 2 months to infuse the vinegar.

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Eileen

Thursday 6th of May 2021

What type of vinegar do you like to use when making the Chive Blossom Vinegar? Is there one vinegar you like the taste of more in this recipe?

Emily

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Hi Eileen, I use plain white vinegar because I think it's the most neutral vinegar that allows the chive blossom flavor to shine. It's also the one that makes the prettiest colored vinegar :)

Calyn

Monday 17th of August 2020

Can you Use dried chive blossoms?

Emily

Monday 17th of August 2020

I think they would work just fine!

CJ

Saturday 1st of August 2020

CAn you use acv?

Emily

Saturday 1st of August 2020

For sure - the flavor will be different but the infusion will still be the same.

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