Apples are one of nature’s most precious gifts, and the EU, including Poland, is famous for its rich fruit heritage. Among others, apple cider vinegar is produced from apples by fermenting the sugars contained in these fruits. This process involves converting sugars (mainly glucose and fructose) into acetic acid and other compounds. Apple cider vinegar has a specific taste and smell, it is slightly sour with a fruity note.

Apple cider vinegar is a popular culinary ingredient with many uses. It is worth experimenting with its use in the kitchen, adding it to various dishes, salad dressing, marinades and even cocktails. Its sweet and sour taste and characteristic aroma can become an interesting addition to many dishes, ensuring their freshness and uniqueness. Here are some ideas for culinary compositions using apple cider vinegar.

Salad with apple cider vinegar

Mix your favourite leaves (e.g. arugula, spinach, butter lettuce) with apple slices, walnuts and sliced blue cheese. Add a little lemon juice and a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the ingredients as a dressing. Additionally, you can sprinkle the salad with candied nuts or dried cranberries.

Fruit salad with apple cider vinegar

Mix seasonal fruit with romaine lettuce or a mix of your favourite leaves. Sprinkle everything with a little apple cider vinegar, add a pinch of salt, honey and sprinkle with roasted nuts. This salad, full of flavours, sweetness and freshness, goes perfectly with the characteristic sweet and sour taste of apple cider vinegar.

Pickled vegetables with apple cider vinegar

Cut your favourite vegetables into thin slices (e.g. carrot, cucumber, onion) and place them in a jar. In a pot, bring a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, salt and coriander seeds to a boil. Then pour the liquid over the vegetables in the jar and leave for a few hours or overnight. Fruits in apple cider vinegar will be gently pickled and will add flavour and crunch to meals.

Dressing for salads with apple cider vinegar

Mix apple cider vinegar, rapeseed oil, mustard, honey, salt and pepper. You can add this simple dressing to various salads. It will add a refreshing taste and make your salad creamier.

Spicy dressing with apple cider vinegar

In a bowl, mix apple cider vinegar, liquid honey, soy sauce, paprika powder, garlic and a little sesame oil. This spicy dressing will give a unique flavour to grilled dishes, pan-fried vegetables or pieces of baked tofu. You can also use it as a salad dressing.

Barbecue marinade with apple vinegar and Polish fruits

Prepare a marinade consisting of apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic, honey, fresh herbs (e.g. rosemary, thyme) and your favourite Polish fruits, such as apples, plums or Mirabelle plums. Marinate pieces of meat (e.g. chicken) in it before grilling. The fruity and sour-sweet taste of apple cider vinegar combined with aromatic herbs and fruits will enhance the taste of your dish.

Apple and raspberry smoothie with apple cider vinegar

In a blender, combine apples, raspberries, lemon juice, honey, natural yogurt and a little apple cider vinegar. Blend everything until smooth and serve as a refreshing drink. This apple and raspberry combination is perfect for summer breakfasts or as a quick snack, and the addition of apple cider vinegar makes the taste even more expressive.

Dessert with baked apples and apple cider vinegar sauce

Place the sliced and hollowed apples in the oven, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake them until they become soft and golden. Serve them with a little apple cider vinegar mixed with maple syrup or honey as a sauce. This simple, aromatic composition perfectly combines warm apples with the sour-sweet taste of apple cider vinegar.

Compote of seasonal fruits with a hint of apple cider vinegar

Make a compote from seasonal fruits such as apples, pears, plums, currants or raspberries. Add a little apple cider vinegar to the boiling compote and season it with cinnamon, ginger or cloves. Fruit and apple cider vinegar are a perfect combination that can be used in many ways in the kitchen. Their combination will add a refreshing taste, lightness and aromaticity to your dishes.