Herb Vinegar

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + cooling


1-1/4 cups

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
This is a creative way us use up herbs from an herb garden. The vinegar can be used to marinate meat or in salad dressings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 1 garlic clove, peeled, optional
  • 12 to 18 inches fresh oregano, basil or tarragon sprigs
  • 1-1/4 cups white vinegar or white wine vinegar


  1. If desired, cut garlic in half and skewer with a toothpick. Place in a glass jar or bottle. Add oregano; set aside. In a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a simmer (do not boil). Carefully pour into containers. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Remove garlic after 24 hours. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to a year.