Balsamic Glaze: The Mysterious Dark Decedent Dynamic Drizzler…

Caprese Salad: Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & basil

Balsamic glaze is just an elaborate way of saying “reduced balsamic vinegar” and is also known as “reduction.”  It’s a very simple way to add a lot of flavor to dishes without adding a lot of extra calories or fat.


Trader Joe’s offers an excellent brand or you can make your own by simply reducing down balsamic vinegar by simmering in a non-reactive pan until slightly thick and syrupy. Then store it in your fridge to use as a dip for raw veggies or drizzled on salad or aged cheese.

Blueberry chicken
Baked Blueberry Chicken with Rosemary

It’s also a great way to add a little flavor punch to simply grilled fish or chicken. And every now and then if I’m having a little sweet tooth, I’ll mix some balsamic glaze with berries and spoon it over vanilla ice cream.

chicken-pesto-red onion pizza
Chicken Pesto Pizza with Tomatoes & Red Onion

You will really enjoy the tangy-sweet-and-sour flavor it offers to any type of snack, dessert or main course. These are just a few examples of what the dark syrupy glaze has to suggest.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Linda says:

    Wonderful! Love using Balsamic Glaze too! Haven’t tried Trader Joe’s version yet…thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thank you,Linda! TJ’ s brand is quite nice for the price! Splendid and satisfying!

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