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Chive Vinaigrette |Easy Chive Flower Recipe|

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This Chive Vinaigrette is a delicious chive flower recipe that only takes minutes to make. Great for dressings and marinades.

This easy dressing adds a lovely, mild chive flavor to so many dishes.

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This dressing is an incredibly easy chive flower recipe and a great way to utilize chives. Less than 5 minutes total.

How to grow chives

Fresh chives are an incredibly easy herb to grow. Start them from seed or seedlings. They do well in most soils but prefer a loamy sand.

Grow chives in full sun or part shade. Water as needed but they are pretty heat and drought resistant.

We like to utilize as much of plant that we can. Cut off young flowers of the plant. Make chive blossom vinegar. Then you can make this great chive flower recipe.

What you need

  • chive blossom vinegar – incredibly easy to make -see notes below
  • honey – preferably fresh, local honey for the best health benefits.
  • salt
  • pepper
  • mild flavored oil – use olive oil (not extra virgin), safflower, canola, grapeseed, nut oils, such as walnut oil or your favorite mild oil.

If you don’t have the time to wait for the infused vinegar, you can substitute fresh chives and a mild oil. Just grind them up in a food processor.

Ingredients for vinaigrette. Chive blossom vinegar, oil, honey, salt, pepper.Pin

How to make it

  1. Add vinegar, honey, salt and pepper to jar with lid or a covered bowl.vinegar, honey salt and pepper added to jar.Pin
  2. Pour in oil. Shake vigorously or whisk with a wire whisk or a fork.Pouring oil into jar.Pin

How to store dressing

Store this chive vinegar in the refrigerator. Allow the vinaigrette to sit on counter for at least 30 minutes before using. Shake well before serving.

Chive dressing in a canning jar with honey pot and chive blossom vinegar.Pin

How to use chive vinaigrette

  • Use as a dressing for spring salad to add a mild chive taste.
  • Use it for a marinade for chicken breast, beef or pork.
  • Add it to potato or macaroni salad, coleslaw or any other salads you like.
  • Add it place of apple cider vinegar in your favorite recipes.
  • Use it as a sandwich condiment with lots of fresh greens.
  • Drizzle over steamed vegetables like asparagus or broccoli

Why you should try this recipe

  • great way to reduce waste and utilize the entire plant.
  • Incredibly easy. Takes less than 5 minutes.
  • One container set up so no cleanup.
  • Delicious on so many things. See above for suggestions.
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This homemade vinaigrette is so delicious on so many things and a delicious chive flower recipe. Give it a try today!

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Chive vinaigrette | Easy chive blossom recipe|

This Chive Vinaigrette is a great way to utilize your chive blossom vinegar. Delicious as a dressing, marinade to add a mild chive flavor.
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5 from 4 votes
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Course: Condiment, sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 24 tablespoons
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $1

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chive blossom vinegar see below for recipe
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup oil

Instructions

  • Add chive blossom vinegar, honey salt and pepper to a pint jar.
    ½ cup chive blossom vinegar, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper, 2 Tbsp honey
  • Pour in mild flavored oil.
    1 cup oil
  • Shake well. serve immediately.
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Notes

Make Chive Blossom Vinegar before hand.

How to store dressing

Store this chive vinegar in the refrigerator. Allow the vinaigrette to sit on counter for at least 30 minutes before using. Shake well before serving.

How to use chive vinaigrette

  • Use as a dressing for green salads to add a mild chive taste.
  • Use it for a marinade for chicken, beef or pork.
  • Add it to potato or macaroni salad, coleslaw or any other salads you like.
  • Add it place of apple cider vinegar in your favorite recipes.
  • Use it as a sandwich condiment with lots of fresh greens.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Ooh I am always looking for ideas for how to use chive flowers! A vinaigrette is such a perfect idea, since they are in season when I am making and eating tons of salads. Also, I cannot get over the gorgeous color of that vinegar!

    1. I love using chive flowers too. They are such a fantastic color and add such a subtle flavor! Thanks Kait.

  2. 5 stars
    This dressing is going to be one of my favorites this summer! I love how easy it is to make — so much better than buying store bought dressings!

    1. I love making my own dressings at home. They are so much fresher and have so much flavor. Thanks Patty!

  3. 5 stars
    This is another amazing recipe and so creative. Now I can’t wait for the chive plants to bloom! I’m going to share this recipe on my Urban Homesteading group Pinterest board, too. Thank you for posting detailed instructions and photos.

  4. 5 stars
    This vinaigrette was so easy to make! I used it on my quinoa salad last night and it was phenomenal! Love how it’s made in one jar too 🙂

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