balsamic vinegar


Definition of balsamic vinegar 

: an aged Italian vinegar made from the must of white grapes

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Finish off the dish with a drizzle of your favorite balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 Fig and blue cheese tart with honey, balsamic vinegar and rosemary Yield: 4 servings Recipe from Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Main dishes? Fruit is not forbidden," 26 June 2018 Toss cherry tomatoes in olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar and give them a quick 10-minute high-heat roast. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Crank ’er up: High-heat oven roasting beats the chill deliciously," 5 Jan. 2018 Place spiralized carrots, spiralized zucchini, 2 tablespoons olive oil and the balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Roasted Spiralized Carrot, Feta and Walnut Salad," 5 Jan. 2018 The sauce here is good enough to eat like a soup, fortified with balsamic vinegar and onions. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Texas Pride Barbecue," 29 June 2018 The glaze is boiled down balsamic vinegar that has an intense, sweet flavor. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Caprese salad meets grilled bread in this easy summer appetizer," 8 July 2018 To make the vinaigrette: Whisk together the garlic, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar and Sherry vinegar in a small bowl. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 Take the very impressive-looking muffaletta, stacked with mortadella, capicola, Genoa salami, and olive salad, the bottom bun splashed with balsamic vinegar. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Food Chain A sad state of the sandwich at Portage Park Italian deli Rosie's Sidekick," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of balsamic vinegar

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for balsamic vinegar

translation of Italian aceto balsamico, literally, curative vinegar

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The first known use of balsamic vinegar was in 1862

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English Language Learners Definition of balsamic vinegar

: a type of Italian vinegar that has a dark color and a sweet taste

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