Onion or Shallot Vinegar

READY IN: 336hrs 1min
Recipe by Nyteglori

Herbal vinegars make good marinades. Also try this with oil as a different flavored salad dressing. This also makes a pretty gift.

Top Review by Engrossed

Gosh, sorry it took me so long to come back and review this! I made it years ago a couple of times. I remember that the first time I made it with regular white vinegar and it never got very much of the shallot flavor. So I tried it again with white wine vinegar with better results, but I still would have liked more shallot flavor. I didn't use the decorative pearl onions.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -6 ounces shallots or 4 -6 ounces white pearl onions, peeled and bruised
  • 1 quart good vinegar
  • 3 small white pearl onions (optional)


  1. Pour vinegar over the shallots/onions. Cover tightly and steep 2-3 weeks.
  2. Strain into decorative bottle. Small pearl onions may be added for decorative purposes.
  3. A few drops is sufficient flavor for most uses.

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