28 October 2014

15 Lip-Smacking Veggie & Vegan Balsamic Recipes


Photo: Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary

Balsamic Vinegar

I love balsamic vinegar and seem to get through an awful lot of it. 

I like:
  • dipping crusty bread into good quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  • to mix it into my favourite salad dressing with olive oil, wholegrain mustard and a good grinding of black pepper.
  • I like to dry fry cherry tomatoes until they split, then pour balsamic vinegar into the pan to make a sticky glaze that sticks to the exposed tomato flesh.  These are great on a puff pastry tart which is spread with pesto and topped with mozzarella.
  • mixing it through vegetables before they are roasted.
  • drizzling it over salads.

You may have noticed I'm giving away a bumper batch of high quality olive oil and balasmic vinegar for Gresado.

They also sent me some of their De Negris Silver Eagle Balsamic Vinegar to try.

It's a barrel aged balsamic made by artisanal producers in Modena, Italy. It has a rich and sweet flavour that ends on a sharp note. You can definitely taste the difference from a bog standard supermarket balsamic. It really does make a difference when you spend more on a vinegar like this.


Still need some ideas for balsamic vinegar?

Here are 15 of the most delicious veggie 
and vegan (v) balsamic recipes for you to try: 

figs in balsamic vinegar

Balsamic Roasted Figs  (v) - Food to Glow



Easy Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts (v) - Kosher on a Budget





Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots  (v) - Cravings of a Lunatic
Balsamic Reduction (v) - Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary
Candied Balsamic Rosemary Walnuts -The Cafe Sucre Farine








I hope you're inspired to try out some of these 
delicious recipes and to create a few of your own.

Gresado is an online shop that provides high quality products to chefs and home cooks. Suppliers to some of London's top chef's for over 40 years, they provide high quality products, some you cannot find anywhere else in the UK. They are a small business who try to be as green as possible.

Gresado are kindly offering my readers a 10% discount on orders
via www.gresado.com during November.  No miminum spend. Just enter the code ttnov14
 
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Gresado. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

17 comments:

  1. I love Balsamic too, it's so versatile as your recipes show. I love the look of the balsamic and rosemary walnuts. GG

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    1. Me too, it's tasty stuff. I'm liking the look of the walnuts too.

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  2. I love balsamic, such a lovely idea for a round up!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I love balsamic and especially a balsamic reduction so thick and sticky. These are a great collection of recipes!

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    1. They are Heidi. Yes balsamic reduction is rather lovely too.

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  4. ooh lovely balsamic and some great ideas to use it in recipes.

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  5. What an unusual round-up! You are showing everyone just how versatile is this essential store cupboard ingredient. My Mum used to like it with strawberries. Thanks for featuring my figs. Chuffed :-)

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    1. Yes it works really well with Strawberries and love your figs,I would never have thought of that!

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  6. Oh I adore balsamic, what a fantastic round up, will be visiting lots of the posts and pinning for later. Thanks Jac x

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  7. Love balsamic, especially in stews!

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    1. It's a great ingredient. I add a splosh to stews sometime too.

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  8. I love balsamic and think it works equally well in sweet and savoury dishes. Love this collection of ideas!

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  9. I love adding balsamic vinegar to everything but particularly strawberries. I think I would like to try out Gresado balsamic. Never heard of them but they sound good. Stumbled.

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  10. what a great line up of recipes with Balsamic I love the tangy taste and add it into many soups and one pots ! stumbled postx

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x