03/05/2013 09:24 am ET | Updated Jun 16, 2014

Balsamic Is The Vinegar Your Recipes Have Been Missing

Cookie Kate

Balsamic vinegar is not just for salad dressings. The sweet, sour, woody condiment that is so often served with oil onto a bed of leafy greens has a lot more potential. It goes nicely with a number of dishes, savory and sweet alike. And we think that when it comes to balsamic, you can never have enough reasons to use it.

There's a reason that balsamic is the king of vinegars, it's carefully processed and lovingly aged before it can bear the name of balsamic. (Though do be careful of cheap wine vinegars that are masquerading as this sweet, brown syrup.) Once you get your hands on the real thing, here are a number of recipes you can celebrate with.

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