Tangy and delicately sweet with caramelized Mission fig flavor, our Fig Balsamic Vinegar is a delicious addition to your pantry. Here we share our favorite recipes and uses for this tasty treat.
1. As a glaze. The figgy sweetness in this vinegar makes it a perfect glaze for roasted or grilled pork and lamb, sauteed chicken and baked salmon. Try brushing it on in the last few minutes of cooking, like in this Fig Glazed Pork Chop with Creamy Polenta recipe, or add a little to the skillet at the end of your saute to coat, like we did with these Fig Balsamic Chicken Sandwiches.
2. On salads. This vinegar has enough flavor to dress a salad or veggies by itself or when mixed with equal parts EVOO, but we also love this recipe for Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette which works beautifully over a salad of arugula, fresh figs, goat cheese and toasted almonds.
3. As a condiment. Drizzle our Fig Balsamic Vinegar over roasted vegetables like asparagus, mushrooms or eggplant. Reduce it a bit for a syrupy accompaniment to aged and soft cheeses. Add a splash to hearty soups like pumpkin and butternut squash. Or pair it with our Blood Orange Olive Oil and drizzle over fruit and Greek yogurt for a healthy snack.
5. For dessert. Our Fig Balsamic Vinegar is delicious over vanilla ice cream. Even better, try it on pistachio gelato with fresh sliced figs. It’s also delicious over poached or roasted apples and pears with mascarpone or goat cheese.