Christmas recipes with balsamic vinegar: here are some dishes to consider

At Christmastime, the table becomes the stage for enveloping flavours and dishes rich in tradition. To add a touch of sophistication to our festivities, it is a good idea not to underestimate the power of balsamic vinegar. This fine condiment can help us transform ordinary dishes into extraordinary culinary creations.
Here are three Christmas recipes with balsamic vinegar that can make festive menus even tastier. You can determine the amounts according to your taste and the number of diners.

A salad worthy of the festive season

Even a salad can become festive: just add a little colour and a touch of extra flavour. With this in mind, we would like to offer you a simple recipe that will win over even the most discerning palates.
The ingredients are as follows:

  • Mixed salad
  • Roasted walnuts
  • Goat cheese
  • Dried cranberries
  • Balsamic vinegar reduction

This is definitely one of the easiest Christmas recipes with balsamic vinegar to prepare. What you should do is prepare a mixed salad with leaves of different colours, add toasted walnuts and crumbled goat cheese. After scattering the dried cranberries over the dish, you can pour the balsamic reduction over it and serve. The reduction can be prepared by slowly cooking the vinegar until a thick consistency is achieved.

Salmon: a delicious protagonist of one of the Christmas recipes with balsamic vinegar

A good dish of salmon glazed with balsamic vinegar and honey can also pleasantly surprise your guests, don’t you agree? In this case, the necessary ingredients are:

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • honey
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh rosemary

To prepare this recipe, which can be described as one of the best Christmas recipes with balsamic vinegar, balsamic vinegar and honey must be mixed in equal parts in a bowl. Then place the salmon fillets on a baking tray lined with baking paper and brush them with the mixture of balsamic vinegar and honey. Add salt, pepper and fresh rosemary for flavouring, and bake in the oven. Before serving, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar can be added, which will give an extra touch of flavour and make the dish more visually appealing.

Caramelized pear with ice cream and balsamic vinegar reduction

As we all know, balsamic is also perfect with some desserts and with some ice-cream flavours. Therefore, to complete your Christmas recipe menu with balsamic vinegar, you need ripe pears, brown sugar, vanilla ice cream and, of course, a good Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP. The pears have to be peeled and cut into thick slices, then placed in a pan with brown sugar and caramelised. The caramelised pear slices can be served on a base of vanilla ice cream and the dish can be completed with a generous reduction of balsamic vinegar to enhance the sweet-sour contrast.

An excellent menu thanks to Christmas recipes with balsamic vinegar… and the right ingredients!

If you want balsamic vinegar to become a valuable ally in the creation of unforgettable festive dishes, these Christmas recipes with balsamic vinegar are sure to give you some ideas. Experiment and be inspired by the magic of this condiment, bringing a touch of elegance to your celebrations. But don’t forget to use quality ingredients. We’ll take care of the balsamic: come and visit us in our Bottega located on Strada Fossa Monda Nord, number 126, just a few minutes from the historical centre of Modena. We are waiting for you from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 18:00.