Homemade Balsamic Reduction with Only One Ingredient

Easy Homemade Balsamic Reduction Recipe Easy balsamic glaze (also known as balsamic reduction) is sweet, tangy, intense, flavorful, and makes a perfect sauce for salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. Homemade balsamic reduction condiment is versatile in use. It pairs well with chicken, salmon, bruschetta, salads such as my watermelon salad, walnut blue cheese salad,…

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Easy balsamic glaze, aka balsamic reduction is sweet, tangy, and makes a perfect sauce for salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. This homemade balsamic reduction aka, balsamic glaze, comprises only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar. Eventually, balsamic vinegar becomes balsamic glaze after it slowly simmers and reduces to about 75% of the original content. It becomes thick, glossy, and intense in both flavor and color. #Balsamicglaze #balsamicreduction #balsamicdrizzle #balsamicsauce #Homemadebalsamicreduction

Easy Homemade Balsamic Reduction Recipe

Easy balsamic glaze (also known as balsamic reduction) is sweet, tangy, intense, flavorful, and makes a perfect sauce for salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. Homemade balsamic reduction condiment is versatile in use. It pairs well with chicken, salmon, bruschetta, salads such as my watermelon salad, walnut blue cheese salad, and sweet potato broccoli bowl. Also, it takes less than 30 minutes to make! Amazingly, the balsamic reduction is super easy to make at home. The best part is that we will need only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar! 

Luckily for me, I have never bought balsamic glaze from the store. How cool is that? When I learned about the awesomeness of balsamic glaze, I also learned that homemade balsamic reduction is the best! And since then, I have always made it at home. This is one sauce you want to always have in your fridge.

Easy balsamic glaze, aka balsamic reduction is sweet, tangy, and makes a perfect sauce for salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. This homemade balsamic reduction aka, balsamic glaze, comprises only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar. Eventually, balsamic vinegar becomes balsamic glaze after it slowly simmers and reduces to about 75% of the original content. It becomes thick, glossy, and intense in both flavor and color. #Balsamicglaze #balsamicreduction #balsamicdrizzle #balsamicsauce #Homemadebalsamicreduction

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What is Balsamic Glaze Made of? 

This homemade balsamic reduction aka, balsamic glaze comprises only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar. Eventually, balsamic vinegar becomes balsamic glaze after it slowly simmers and reduces to 75% of the original content. It then becomes thick, glossy and intense on both flavor and color. So, balsamic glaze is made up of reduced balsamic vinegar. Equally, some may refer to balsamic reduction as balsamic sauce because it is a sauce! Some call it balsamic drizzle!

Though you can buy balsamic reduction from most grocery stores, it is easy to make at home. And it is healthier too. Whenever you purchase balsamic glaze from the store, be sure to read the ingredient label, some may contain brown sugar, honey, etc. Fortunately, this balsamic reduction recipe right is keto and comes through quickly!

Easy balsamic glaze, aka balsamic reduction is sweet, tangy, and makes a perfect sauce for salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. This homemade balsamic reduction aka, balsamic glaze, comprises only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar. Eventually, balsamic vinegar becomes balsamic glaze after it slowly simmers and reduces to about 75% of the original content. It becomes thick, glossy, and intense in both flavor and color. #Balsamicglaze #balsamicreduction #balsamicdrizzle #balsamicsauce #Homemadebalsamicreduction

Homemade Balsamic Reduction Ingredients:

Organic Balsamic Vinegar (am using this one today)

Oragnic Balsamic Vinegar
This isn’t sponsored but I found this brand and Colavita really great!

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BALSAMIC REDUCTION (STEP-BY-STEP):

Step one: Place a saucepan on the stove and add 1 cup of organic balsamic vinegar (or a regular one).

Step two: Turn the heat to medium and bring the saucepan to a boil. As soon as it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer.

Step Three: Simmer on low until cooked down, thicker and about 75% reduced. Typically, one cup of organic balsamic vinegar makes about ¼ cup of balsamic reduction. Ensure to stay around and stir from time to time.

Easy balsamic glaze, aka balsamic reduction is sweet, tangy, and makes a perfect sauce for salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. This homemade balsamic reduction aka, balsamic glaze, comprises only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar. Eventually, balsamic vinegar becomes balsamic glaze after it slowly simmers and reduces to about 75% of the original content. It becomes thick, glossy, and intense in both flavor and color. #Balsamicglaze #balsamicreduction #balsamicdrizzle #balsamicsauce #Homemadebalsamicreduction

How Do You Know When Balsamic Vinegar is Reduced Enough?

Balsamic reduction is reduced enough when coats back of a spoon. Or, when you use a spoon/spatula to make a line in the saucepan, and it does not quickly close up. (Please see photos and video)

It usually takes about 25-30 minutes to reduce one cup of balsamic vinegar. It will thicken faster and take way less time if you add sugar, (of course this recipe is sugar-free)!

Easy balsamic glaze, aka balsamic reduction is sweet, tangy, and makes a perfect sauce for salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. This homemade balsamic reduction aka, balsamic glaze, comprises only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar. Eventually, balsamic vinegar becomes balsamic glaze after it slowly simmers and reduces to about 75% of the original content. It becomes thick, glossy, and intense in both flavor and color. #Balsamicglaze #balsamicreduction #balsamicdrizzle #balsamicsauce #Homemadebalsamicreduction

BALSAMIC REDUCTION FAQs:

What does balsamic glaze taste like?

Balsamic glaze tastes sweet, tangy, and intense. It almost makes you want more and more! My daughter says it tastes like cough syrup. However, I believe it will taste sweeter if you add a sweetener like brown sugar, honey agave, etc.

What’s the difference between balsamic vinegar and balsamic glaze?

The difference between balsamic vinegar and balsamic reduction (aka, balsamic glaze) is the “reduction.” While balsamic vinegar is light and regular, balsamic reduction is thick, glossy, and intense in flavor.

Is balsamic glaze healthy?

Yes, this homemade balsamic reduction is healthy; it has balsamic vinegar’s health benefits. Besides, read the ingredient label when buying balsamic glaze from the grocery store. Buy the one with only one ingredient.

What is balsamic glaze used for?

There are many ways to use this homemade balsamic reduction, such as a sauce, drizzle, or topping. Fortunately, it pairs so well with many recipes such as salads (my fav), roasted vegetables, bruschetta, salmon, steak, etc

Here are some ways I have used balsamic drizzle lately; you don’t need much, just a drizzle!

Watermelon Feta Salad; a slight balsamic drizzle goes a long way!

Healthy and fresh blueberry watermelon feta salad recipe with balsamic reduction is refreshingly sweet, savory, and easy to make! The best part about this recipe is that it comes together so fast and is equally cheap with readily available ingredients! This easy watermelon salad needs only four main ingredients – fresh watermelon, fresh blueberries, feta cheese, and fresh mint leaves. This blueberry watermelon feta salad is equally excellent for Memorial Day or July 4th red, white and blue patriotic recipes! #summersalad #watermelonrecipe #blueberrysalad #redwhiteblue #watermelonfetasalad

Walnut Blue Cheese Salad. No need to use any other salad dressing for this salad as balsamic sauce came through.

Easy to make and delightfully tasty vegetarian walnut blue cheese salad recipe requires only 4 ingredients. This healthy 10-minute salad recipe is the perfect no-cook salad you need for the summer months and beyond! You can use this salad for lunch/dinner or as a side dish! Walnut blue cheese salad is a refreshingly light salad that is salty, sweet, and satisfying! Feel free to add your choice of protein for an enjoyable and comforting meal! #Salad #bluecheesesalad #walnutsalad #walnutbluecheesesalad

Potato Broccoli Chicken Bowl. I love meal prepping, and most often, my homemade balsamic reduction is part of it. We typically drizzle it on the roasted veggies and meat before eating.

Potato Broccoli Chicken Bowl

Mango Salad with Salmon and Balsamic Drizzle. I had this 5-ingredient salad a couple of times last week, and it tastes so good! The best part is using balsamic reduction as salad dressing, saving time and calories.

Mango Salad with Salmon and Balsamic Drizzle.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BALSAMIC REDUCTION WITH ONLY ONE INGREDIENT:

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Easy balsamic glaze, aka balsamic reduction is sweet, tangy, and makes a perfect sauce for salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. This homemade balsamic reduction aka, balsamic glaze, comprises only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar. Eventually, balsamic vinegar becomes balsamic glaze after it slowly simmers and reduces to about 75% of the original content. It becomes thick, glossy, and intense in both flavor and color. #Balsamicglaze #balsamicreduction #balsamicdrizzle #balsamicsauce #Homemadebalsamicreduction

Homemade Balsamic Reduction with Only One Ingredient

  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan

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Easy balsamic glaze, aka balsamic reduction is sweet, tangy, and makes a perfect sauce for salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. This homemade balsamic reduction aka, balsamic glaze, comprises only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar. Eventually, balsamic vinegar becomes balsamic glaze after it slowly simmers and reduces to about 75% of the original content. It becomes thick, glossy, and intense in both flavor and color.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Place a saucepan on the stove and add 1 cup of organic balsamic vinegar.
  2. Turn the heat to medium and bring the saucepan to a boil. As soon as it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer.
  3. Simmer on low until cooked down, thicker and about 75% reduced. Typically, one cup of organic balsamic vinegar makes about ¼ cup of balsamic reduction. Ensure to stay around and stir from time to time.
  4. Drizzle on fresh veggies, roasted veggies, salads, bread, meat, and fish. Enjoy!

Notes

I prefer to use organic balsamic vinegar when making homemade balsamic reduction because I want high-quality vinegar.

I generally get ¼ cup balsamic glaze from one cup of balsamic vinegar. If you simmer the vinegar to about 50% reduction and are OK with the thickness, you can stop the cooking. Also, remember it will thicken after it cools, so don’t simmer it to dry out completely. Listen, do not fret over this, you can easily thin out a very thick balsamic glaze with few drops to spoonful of organic balsamic vinegar. Equally, do not make it too loose.

Keywords: Balsamic glaze, balsamic reduction, balsamic drizzle, balsamic sauce, Homemade balsamic reduction, homemade balsamic glaze, balsamic vinegar

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Easy balsamic glaze, aka balsamic reduction is sweet, tangy, and makes a perfect sauce for salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. This homemade balsamic reduction aka, balsamic glaze, comprises only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar. Eventually, balsamic vinegar becomes balsamic glaze after it slowly simmers and reduces to about 75% of the original content. It becomes thick, glossy, and intense in both flavor and color. #Balsamicglaze #balsamicreduction #balsamicdrizzle #balsamicsauce #Homemadebalsamicreduction

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10 Comments

  1. Oooh, I love balsamic reduction, but I haven’t tried making it myself before. Looks absolutely perfect and I love that concentrated flavor!

  2. I just made it and it came out perfectly! thank u!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    So simple and yet so delicious! Will definitely make this again!

  4. I’ve been eating lots of salads lately, so I may actually make some of this. I bet it is so handy to have around when you need a salad dressing or some extra flavour in a dish

  5. This will be so handy in all sort of dishes – salads, goodness bowls, stir fries – will be making a batch this weekend, thank you!