Recipe File: Strawberry Vinegar
My husband and his coworker started a food exchange at work. His colleague gave him some fresh eggs and in return, he became the proud owner of my strawberry vinegar. This recipe is a standard in my household and I have been making it for many years. Thanks to my grandmother, who found the recipe in her local Ventura County newspaper and lovingly passed it on to me.
Fill a jar nearly full of rinsed whole strawberries. Don’t hull. Cover them with white vinegar and seal jar. Let stand for 10 days. Strain and add to liquid 3 cups of sugar to each pint. Boil gently for a few minutes. Cool and bottle for use.
This recipe works very well with blackberries too. Drizzle the vinegar over vanilla ice cream or fresh fruit, add to a smoothie or use as a sauce over pork. Our favorite use is as a dressing for fruit salad. It will be the best fruit salad you’ve ever had. Store it in the refrigerator and it will keep for months. It is sweet and tart at the same time and a delightful surprise to anyone that has tried it. Enjoy!