balsamic vinegar


Definition of balsamic vinegar

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

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Two things that are non-negotiable are a good-quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar, which are drizzled over the vegetables. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spiralize your way into a healthy New Year," 6 Jan. 2018 Toss lentils with kale, carrots, balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Seared Scallops with Lentil Salad," 3 Aug. 2016 Be sure to stop at this olive oil and balsamic vinegar shop that has dozens of varieties, all ready to taste and take home. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "Ways to eat well in the summer heat (no stove required)," 13 Aug. 2018 Simmer remaining teriyaki sauce, balsamic vinegar, and garlic uncovered on medium-high 5 minutes; brush onto cooked ribs. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Ribs," 22 Sep. 2015 Strawberries are reduced with honey and balsamic vinegar to balance the sweet and savory in this playful dinner. Fox News, "16 decadent Christmas main dishes," 16 Dec. 2015 The original recipe called for regular dark balsamic vinegar. Jason Wilson, sacbee, "Vermont industry turns over a new leaf | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Apr. 2018 Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Directions 1. Georgeanne Brennan, House Beautiful, "Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Onions Recipe," 12 Sep. 2010 The spiralized carrots and zucchini are roasted with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a slightly sweet flavor. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spiralize your way into a healthy New Year," 6 Jan. 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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