Strawberries With A Vinegar Dressing

3 great ways to cook with vinegar

Most of us only reach for a bottle of vinegar when we’re treating ourselves to some fish and chips, but did you know there’s a whole world of vinegars just waiting to be discovered?

Take apple cider vinegar; normally linked to extreme celebrity weight loss diets, it also makes a pretty tasty salad dressing. Or how about using balsamic vinegar instead of sugar on your strawberries?!

We’ve found 3 easy recipes using unusual vinegars below. So, leave the chips for another day and try something different tonight.

Simple salad dressing

Good for: helping look after your heart
Serves 2

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Method

Step 1
Whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic and a pinch each of salt and ground black pepper.

Step 2
Serve drizzled over your salad for a heart-healthy meal; rapeseed oil has been shown to help lower both cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

Sugar-free strawberries

Good for: an antioxidant boost
Serves 2

  • 100g strawberries
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Ground black pepper

Method

Step 1
Prepare the strawberries, then grind over fresh black pepper and drizzle with some balsamic vinegar.

Step 2
Serve straight away – it sounds bizarre but the taste combination really works! Strawberries are rich in antioxidants that are known to help protect our bodies from damaging free radicals.

Cheat’s salsa

Good for: a nutrient-rich snack
Serves 4

  • 1 large tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Crushed garlic clove
  • ½ small red chilli, sliced
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar *
  • 2 tsp mint sauce
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sprig of coriander, chopped
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Method

Step 1
Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz together.

Step 2
Serve with either sliced peppers and carrot sticks, oatcakes, or toasted pitta bread for a healthy snack between meals.

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Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP before trying any remedies. This article has been adapted from longer features appearing in Healthy, the Holland & Barrett magazine.

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