Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

 Balsamic Vinegar Reduction – easy to make, sweet, with rich flavor, great for drizzling over appetizers, salads and different dishes.

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Reduced Balsamic Vinegar

How many times have you looked at the ingredients list of a recipe you are planning to make and found that you need balsamic vinegar reduction? Not to worry, this is pretty simple to make at home. All you need is some balsamic vinegar and 15 minutes. And one more thing, kind of important – the smell is strong, so you might want to do it when you are home alone and keep the windows open.

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Reduced Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar reduction is the thicker version of balsamic vinegar, where it is cooked down and reduced in half.  The balsamic flavor comes out stronger, when vinegar is reduced and it also tastes sweeter. You can use it on salads, grilled vegetables or even desserts.

I only reduced a cup of balsamic vinegar to half a cup, but you can double the amount and make more.

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Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

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Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
16 mins
 
Recipe for reduced balsamic vinegar. Concentrated and thickened balsamic vinegar great for drizzling over salads, veggies or certain desserts.
Course: Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 224 kcal
Author: Lyubomira L
Ingredients
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. In a small deep pan pour balsamic vinegar. Cook over low to medium heat, until vinegar reduces by at least a half. It takes around 15 minutes for 1 cup to reduce to 1/2 cup.
  2. When balsamic vinegar reduction reaches the desired consistency, remove from heat and let cool at room temperature.
  3. Store in a jar, bottle or air tight container in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 58mg 2%
Potassium 285mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 38g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 10.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Making your own balsamic vinegar is also a lot cheaper than buying a tiny jar of it from the store and not all stores carry the reduced version anyways!