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Chive blossom vinegar is a lovely addition to your salads and dressings. It is incredibly easy and takes only 10 minutes to put together.

Cruet with jar of chive blossom vinegar.Pin

The only bad part is that you have them steep for at least 2 weeks until you achieve a lovely color, aroma and flavor.

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Are chive blossom edible?

Chive blossoms are just as edible and tasty as the chive leaves themselves. You can add them to salads for garnish or just eat them right off of the plant. (After washing of course.)

Making this infused vinegar with the blossoms will extend the lovely fresh flavor of fresh chive blossoms and it also makes the vinegar a lovely shade of lilac.

Close up of chive blossoms in jar.Pin

Chives are an incredibly easy herb to grow. They are perennial (come back year after year) and are a must-have addition to your kitchen herb garden. They grow in part sun or full sun. Chives aren’t affected by insects and diseases to speak of.

What you need

  • chive blossoms – young blossoms are preferable to older flowers that are starting to brown or lose their vibrant color.
  • white vinegar – use regular white distilled vinegar, white wine vinegar, champagne vinegar.
Bowl filled with white vinegar surrounded by chive blossoms on a white board.Pin

How to make it

  1. Heat vinegar in a small saucepan over low heat. Do not let the vinegar boil. You just want the vinegar warm.
  2. Pick fresh blooms. Add cold water to a large bowl then add blooms. Move them around gently with your hands to dislodge any tiny bugs or dirt.
  3. Drain chives into a colander. Dry them between clean kitchen towels. Or use a salad spinner which works great for drying them.How to clean chives. Photo collage. See details below in recipe.Pin
  4. Stuff the chives into a clean canning jar. Glass is best.
  5. Fill jar with warm vinegar.
  6. Use a plastic or glass lid to cover the vinegar. If using metal lids with bands, place a piece of parchment paper over jar. You do not want the vinegar to come in contact with the metal or it will corrode the lid and ruin the vinegar. How to set up vinegar process collage. See details in recipe below.Pin
  7. Then you can add the band to secure the parchment. Jar of vinegar with fresh flowers with parchment paper and metal band securing the top.Pin
  8. Allow the vinegar to steep for 2 weeks up to 2 months in a cool dark place until you have reached your desired color and strength of flavor. Strain the old blossoms out and discard.
  9. Push on them with your hands to extract all of the vinegar out.
How to finish the vinegar. Drain the chive flowers out. Squeeze so you get all of the vinegar.Pin

Vinegar will store for many months and still have a great flavor.

Important note: Remember! Store the vinegar in a container with a non corrosive lid (such as glass or plastic). Metal will corrode and ruin the vinegar.

How to store vinegar

This chive blossom vinegar can be stored in a cool, dark area in your home. It will last for many months.

To preserve for longer, this recipe can be frozen in small containers or bags to use in all of your favorite recipes.

Pro tip: Freeze it in ice cube trays. Once frozen, transfer cubes to a freezer bag or container and pull one out to use in your favorite recipes!

Jar of vinegar with chive blossoms in it.Pin

How to use Chive Blossom Vinegar

Use this vinegar in a variety of your favorite recipes.

  • Add a few teaspoons to coleslaw for a delicious twist.
  • Mix some with mayonnaise and add to your favorite potato salad for an extra zing.
  • Use it in Cucumber Tomato Salad.
  • Make you favorite vinaigrette and substitute it for other vinegars for a mild oniony flavor. You can also make a delicious Chive Vinaigrette.
  • Use it as a marinade for chicken, pork or beef or baste it on grilled fish.
  • Dip crispy French fries.
  • Use it in dips.
  • Use it for quick pickling like my pickled radishes or garlic scapes.
  • Makes lovely hostess or holiday gifts.

If you love infused vinegars check out this delicious rhubarb vinegar.

Tools I use

JAr with vinegar and chive blossoms with parchment paper on top.Pin

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Chive blossom vinegar in antique cruet.Pin

Chive Blossom Vinegar with Uses

Chive blossom is a lovely addition to your salads and dressings. It is incredibly easy and takes only 10 minutes to put together.
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5 from 4 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Steeping time: 14 days
Total Time: 14 days 10 minutes
Servings: 20 tablespoons
Calories: 6kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $1

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat vinegar in a small saucepan over low heat. Do not let the vinegar boil. You just want the vinegar warm.
    2 cups white vinegar
  • Pick fresh blooms. Add cold water to a large bowl then add blooms. Move them around gently with your hands to dislodge any tiny bugs or dirt.
    2 cups chive blossoms
  • Drain chives into a colander. Dry them between clean kitchen towels. Or use a salad spinner which works great for drying them.
  • Stuff the chives into a clean canning jar. Glass is best. Use a plastic or glass lid to cover the vinegar. If using metal lids with bands, place a piece of parchment paper over jar. You do not want the vinegar to come in contact with the metal or it will corrode it and ruin the vinegar. Then you can add the band to secure the parchment.
  • Allow the vinegar to steep for 2 weeks up to 2 months in a cool dark place until you have reached your desired color and strength of flavor. Strain the old blossoms out and discard.
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Notes

Use distilled white vinegar, champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar.
Vinegar can steep for up to two months until you achieve the color and flavor you like best. The pictured vinegar steeped for 3 weeks.
Store in a cool, dark place when steeping.

How to use Chive Blossom Vinegar

Use this vinegar in a variety of your favorite recipes.
  • Add a few teaspoons to coleslaw for a delicious twist.
  • Mix some with mayonnaise and add to your favorite potato salad for an extra zing.
  • Use it in Cucumber Tomato Salad.
  • Make you favorite vinaigrette and substitute it for other vinegars for a mild oniony flavor.
  • Use it for a marinade for chicken, pork or beef.
  • Dip crispy French fries.
  • Use it in dips.
  • Use it for quick pickling like my pickled radishes or garlic scapes.
  • Makes lovely hostess or holiday gifts.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespooon | Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What a lovely and very delicious vinegar! So delicious on coleslaw and definitely a new flavor we love! Such a wonderful and vibrant color! Making this again soon!

  2. 5 stars
    This turned out delicious! We had a bunch of chive blossoms, so I wanted to make the most of them, and I’ll be sure to do this every summer. We added it to a homemade salad dressing, and I can’t wait to keep experimenting!

  3. 5 stars
    I love having a way to use those lovely blossoms! The color is so amazing, too. Thanks for sharing!

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