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Home made chive blossom vinegar is a great way to us up excess chive flowers from your garden. Simple to make this homemade condiment, produces a stunning color! Great for use in marinades, dressings, and sauces!

Pink Chive Blossom Vinegar

I have to be honest here. I discovered this recipe for chive blossom recipe through Redawna from Nutmeg Disrupted.  She’s a pretty cool gal and food blogger here in Canada who loves to garden and cook good food. Just like me! Which is how I found her blog and this Chive Blossom Vinegar.

I was simply blown away by the color of it, and had to try it out for myself! A great way of using up copious amounts of chive flowers, the color of the slightly garlicky, and onion flavored vinegar will blow you away. A super intense pink to deep purple color awaits. The perfect condiment for drizzling over fresh cut fries or used in salads and dressings.

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Preserving Chives With Homemade Condiments

In the Spring, chives are one of the first herbs to make an appearance in the garden. In PEI this means you get to enjoy a bit of finely chopped fresh onion flavor, either as a garnish on meats and seafood or chopped coarsely in spring salads. Chives are so easy to grow at home you can even try growing them year-round in an indoor herb garden!

While most folks will be familiar with using fresh and even dried chives, have you ever considered using the fresh chive blossoms? This easy to make condiment is the perfect way of using up pink chive blossoms from your garden! You can even produce a super vibrant green chive oil from the chives leaves themselves!

Chive blossoms soaking in white vinegar

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Pink Chive Blossom Vinegar Recipe

The great thing about this homemade condiment recipe is that all you really need to have on hand is pure white vinegar and access to the fresh chive blossoms. Once chives are in full bloom pick the flower heads, then wash and gently dry them with a cloth before using in this recipe.

 

You’ll need:

  • 3 cups(lightly packed) washed chive blossoms
  • 500 ml pure white vinegar

This recipe couldn’t be simpler, and I am excited to try this out with other flowering herbs! Simply pack the washed flower heads into a glass mason jar, and pour the white vinegar over top of it. Put the lid back on, and place the jar in a cool, dark spot to mature.

A mason jar packed with freshly picked chive flowers and white vinegar.

 

Once the three weeks are over, simply strain out the vinegar, and re-bottle it in a new glass container! Mason jars are ok, but the acid will slowly eat away at the metal lid. This is why for long term storage, pop-top glass bottles (affiliate) are a better option!

Home made chive blossom vinegar is a great way to us up excess chive flowers from your garden. Simple to make this homemade condiment, produces a stunning color! Great for use in marinades, dressings, and sauces!

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Home made chive blossom vinegar is a great way to us up excess chive flowers from your garden. Simple to make this homemade condiment, produces a stunning color! Great for use in marinades, dressings, and sauces!

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Markus Mueller
A vibrant pink homemade vinegar great for use in dressing, marinades and more.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 11 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine French
Servings 2 cups
Calories 43.2 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups washed chive blossoms
  • 2 cups white vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 mason jar

Instructions
 

  • Pack the mason jar with the washed chive blossoms. Pour the vinegar over the flower buds, and seal the jar tightly. Store in a cool, dark location for one week.
  • After the week has passed strain the flower buds from the vinegar, save the beautiful pink liquid, and use in recipes that call for any vinegar!

 

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have my vinegar ready to use…so what kind of recipes would this be best to use in?

    • Hey Kat. Glad you made your own chive vinegar! Pretty cool color isn’t it? It can be used in any recipe that calls for white wine vinegar,(I actually just posted a kale slaw recipe, that this would be perfect in!), recipes such as salad dressings, marinades, quick pickles, are all great uses for it!. I’m actually working on a grilled chicken marinade that uses this exact vinegar. Stay tuned!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh wow what a great color for vinegar! I’ve never made vinegar of any sort before but this looks like a great process to try.

  3. Your vinegar looks great Markus!

    I just strained another jar that I forgot about in the cupboard, it brewed 3 weeks. The colour is almost red it is so deep magenta. That third week made a huge difference, though the flavour is no stronger. Love your idea for the addition of garlic. I will remember that for next year.

    Thanks for the mention.

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