Good Product: Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar from Trader Joe's

Good Product: Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar from Trader Joe's

Emma Christensen
Jun 4, 2008

This colorful Trader Joe's vinegar first caught our eye a few months ago, but we kept passing it by in favor of practical pantry staples. Every so often, we'd pick it up and almost put it in our basket, only to place it back on the shelf with a sigh.

Then we were hungry for a citrusy, vinegary salad to go with the breezy warm weather this past weekend, and we decided enough was enough!

This vinegar hits the balance of sweet and tart exactly right. The bright flavor of oranges shines through the vinegar, buoyed by the sweet muscat grape.

We dressed a simple salad of greens with a tart vinaigrette of two parts Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar and three parts fruity extra-virgin olive oil. It was exactly that hit of citrus and greens that we'd been craving!

Now we're bursting with other ideas to work this vinegar into our cooking! Here are a few we've come up with so far:

Mango Salsa
Summer Fruit Salad
In a marinade for grilled meats and veggies
Ceviche Recipes (via Simply Recipes)

What else would you do with this vinegar?

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(Image Credit: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)

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