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Balsamic vinegar

About the ingredient balsamic vinegar. Including 455 recipes with balsamic vinegar, nutrition data, and where to find it.


What is balsamic vinegar?

Balsamic vinegar is a condiment originating from Italy.

The original traditional product, made from a reduction of cooked white Trebbiano grape juice . Today, the traditional balsamic vinegar is highly valued by chefs and gourmet food lovers.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, an inexpensive modern imitation of the traditional product, is today widely available and much better known. This is the kind commonly used for salad dressing together with oil.

Only two consortia produce true traditional balsamic vinegar, Reggio Emilia and neighboring Modena. True balsamic vinegar is made from a reduction of pressed Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes. The resulting thick syrup, called mosto cotto in Italian, is subsequently aged for a minimum of 12 years in a battery of seven barrels of successively smaller sizes.

Traditional balsamic vinegar is produced from the juice of just-harvested white grapes (typically, Trebbiano grapes) boiled down to approximately 30% of the original volume to create a concentrate or must, which is then fermented with a slow aging process which concentrates the flavours.

The flavour intensifies over the years, with the vinegar being stored in wooden casks, becoming sweet, viscous and very concentrated. During this period, a portion evaporates: it is said that this is the "angels' share", a term also used in the production of scotch whisky, wine, and other alcoholic beverages.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size cup (255g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 224Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol -1mg 0%
Sodium 58mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 43.4g 14%
Dietary Fiber ~
Sugars 38.1
Protein 1.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7% Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Balsamic vinegar is usually found in the condiments section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Balsamic vinegar is a member of the Spices and Herbs US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does balsamic vinegar weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup 255 grams
1 tbsp 16 grams
1 teaspoon 5 grams

Spices and Herbs

In Chinese:香醋
British (UK) term:
en français:vinaigre balsamique
en español:vinagre balsámico

Recipes using balsamic vinegar

There are 455 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Beef and Vegetables in Red Wine Sauce

Beef & Vegetables in Red Wine Sauce

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A sophisticated main dish of beef strips marinated in red wine and accompanied by a colorful array of sweet bell peppers, this recipe is a delightful fusion of rich flavors and vibrant colors, a feast for the senses that is as visually stunning as it is gastronomically gratifying.

Margaret's Garlicky Gazpacho

Margaret's Garlicky Gazpacho

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Margaret's Garlicky Gazpacho recipe

Turkey Scallopini and Squash Ravioli with Cranberry Brown Butter

Turkey Scallopini & Squash Ravioli with Cranberry Brown Butter

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Turkey Scallopini and Squash Ravioli with Cranberry Brown Butter recipe

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Garlic Oil Flatbread

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Garlic Oil Flatbread

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The pizza dough is brushed with garlic perfumed olive oil, topped with caramelized onions, mushrooms, sweet bell pepper and pineapples. It's easy and packed with yumminess. Use a whole wheat pizza dough to make it even healthier.

Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Salad

Watermelon, Arugula & Feta Salad

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Sweet-juicy watermelon cubes, peppery arugula leaves, salty and creamy feta cheese are tossed with a light balsamic-olive oil vinaigrette. A great summer salad that adds some refresh-ness to your BBQ.

Grilled Peaches with Baby Greens, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

Grilled Peaches with Baby Greens, Goat Cheese & Balsamic Glaze

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Grilled peaches are succulent, sweet and slightly sour with the grilling flavor. They are delicious mixed with the baby greens, creamy crumbled goat cheese, and drizzled with balsamic glaze.

Beets, Chorizo and Pomegranate Braise with Cilantro Salsa

Beets, Chorizo & Pomegranate Braise with Cilantro Salsa

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This delicious and well-balanced one pot meal will for sure satisfy everyone around the dinner table with all the yumminess and goodness.

Eggs with Peppers and Tomato Cream

Eggs with Peppers & Tomato Cream

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The flavor, texture and nutrients were all well balanced. Made these for breakfast today, it was very tasty, and certainly gave us enough good energies to start the day.

Kale Salad with Pinenuts, Currants and Parmesan

Kale Salad with Pinenuts, Currants & Parmesan

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In a surprising twist, Tuscan kale is served raw—and makes for a substantial and satisfying fall salad. Sweet currants (or raisins) soaked in tangy white balasmic vingegar and salty parmesan punctuate the dressed, shredded kale.

Glazed Roasted Beets, Basil and Goat Cheese Salad

Glazed Roasted Beets, Basil & Goat Cheese Salad

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The earthy beets, spicy basil, creamy goat cheese and sour-sweet balsamic glaze make this salad with complimentary layers of flavors and textures.

Sauteed Beet Greens and Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini

Sauteed Beet Greens & Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini

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Simply saute the beet greens with some garlic, a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, mix the soft goat cheese with some fresh thyme leaves, which are placed on top of toasted bread. Great flavor and texture all in one bite.

Beets and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

Beets & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

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Earthy-sweet beets, peppery arugula and creamy goat cheese are tossed with a red wine vinaigrette. Quick, easy and tasty!

Grilled Figs, Prosciutto and Arugula Salad

Grilled Figs, Prosciutto & Arugula Salad

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Caramelized grilled figs and smoky prosciutto are a delicious pair, and you can find both of them in this salad, mixed with some peppery arugula, gouda cheese and tossed with a basil-roasted bell pepper vinaigrette.

Five Spice Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry Balsamic Sauce

Five Spice Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry Balsamic Sauce

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not a 5-spice powder.. a different flavor in almost each bite..

Balsamic Cranberry Chutney

Balsamic Cranberry Chutney

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Cranberry Chutney with Port Wine

Portobello Mushroom, Fresh Peppers And Goat Cheese Pizza

Portobello Mushroom, Fresh Peppers And Goat Cheese Pizza

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It smelled so good when the pizza was baked in the oven, and it tasted so good. The topping ingredients were so yummy, perfectly delicious together. Goat cheese added creaminess and cheesiness. It lasted a few minutes once the pizza came out of the oven...

Caramelized Shallots, Basil-Olive Oil and Goat Cheese Bread

Caramelized Shallots, Basil-Olive Oil & Goat Cheese Bread

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Super moist and cheesy bread topped with caramelized shallots or red onions and brushed with basil-olive oil. The aroma from the oven during the baking will fill up your entire house, and this bread will not last long.

Aduki and Squash Soup

Aduki & Squash Soup

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Aduki and Squash Soup recipe

Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Bell Pepper Sandwiches

Balsamic Glazed Chicken & Bell Pepper Sandwiches

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These sandwiches were amazing. The chicken was juicy, tender and so yummy. The sautéed red bell pepper and onion worked deliciously well with the sweet-sour succulent chicken. Need to make these sandwiches again, maybe tomorrow :D

Asian Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Asian Red Cabbage Coleslaw

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This salad recipe is a refreshing blend of tangy and sweet flavors. The cabbage left to marinate for an hour, allowing the flavors to meld together, resulting in a delicious and refreshing vegan and vegetarian friendly side dish that can be served at room temperature to highlight the fresh flavors and texture.

Grilled Mahi mahi, Red Onion Couscous, Chunky Papaya Avocado Salsa

Grilled Mahi mahi, Red Onion Couscous, Chunky Papaya Avocado Salsa

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Dolphin fish, AKA Mahi mahi served on top of a red onion couscous with a fresh Papaya Avocado salsa. Wonderfully presented and delicious.

Roasted Porcini Gnocchi with Sauteed Mushrooms

Roasted Porcini Gnocchi with Sauteed Mushrooms

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Rehydrated Porcini mushrooms and parmesan cheese make these gnocchi taste cheesy, earthy and flavorful. Roast the gnocchi in the oven gives the nice flavor and texture. Serving them with the sauteed mushrooms and thymes.

Sage Fried Baby Peppers, Garlic and Olives

Sage Fried Baby Peppers, Garlic & Olives

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Good olive oil, a few sage sprigs, fresh lemon strips, sweet baby peppers, garlics and mixed Italian olives are sauteed in a pan, and they come out delicious and flavorful. Serve it with some warm crusted bread, you will be additive to these yummy bites after the first attempt.

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