Herbed Vinegar

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + standing


2 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This herb vinegar would be a great addition to your favorite salad dressing or could be used in place of vinegar in any recipe. The terrific flavors of tarragon and basil really shine through. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 1/2 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh tarragon
  • 2 cups white wine vinegar
  • Fresh basil and/or tarragon sprigs, optional


  1. Place basil and tarragon in a small glass bowl. Heat vinegar just until simmering; pour over herbs. Cool to room temperature. Cover and let stand in a cool dark place for 5 days.
  2. Strain and discard herbs. Pour vinegar into a sterilized jar or decorative bottle. Add basil and/or tarragon sprigs if desired. Store in a cool dark place for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 6 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.