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Basil Vinegar

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + standing


2 cups

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
Never made an herb vinegar? It's easy! Our Test Kitchen came up with a super simple recipe with just three ingredients (Plus a couple of recipe below for using it). If your family prefers tarragon instead of basil, just substitute it in the same amount called for in the recipe.
Basil Vinegar Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, crushed
  • 2 cups white wine vinegar
  • Basil sprigs, optional


  1. Place crushed basil leaves in a sterilized pint jar. Heat vinegar just until simmering; pour over basil. Cool to room temperature. Cover and let stand in a cool dark place for 24 hours; strain and discard basil.
  2. Pour into a sterilized jar or decorative bottle. Add a basil sprig if desired. Store in a cool dark place.

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