Oregano Flower-Infused Vinegar To Boost Your Immune System

Written by Stefani Bittner

Photo by David Fenton

Our editors have independently chosen the products listed on this page. If you purchase something mentioned in this article, we may earn a small commission.

Oregano blooms enliven vinegar with a delicate tint and a distinctive flavor. Oregano-infused vinegar is destined to be your new favorite for making some of the best-tasting vinaigrettes you’ve ever had.

Oregano possesses strong, natural antimicrobial properties, so vinegar infusions made from the herb can be taken at the onset of winter colds and respiratory infections. If you have backyard chickens, add a few drops of the herbal infusion to their water feeder for a healthy flock.

Champagne vinegar is used here because its light taste complements and does not overwhelm the delicate nature of the oregano flowers. You can use this vinegar in all of your favorite vinaigrette recipes.

Oregano Flower-Infused Vinegar

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh oregano flowers and leaves, removed from stem
  • 2 cups champagne vinegar

Method

1. Gently rinse the herbs, checking for any hitchhiking pests and debris. Then dry the blooms and leaves thoroughly on a clean towel.

2. Fill a 16-ounce jar with the flowers and leaves, and pour the vinegar on top.

3. Seal with a lid and store in a cool, dark space. Check the mixture periodically and give the jar a good shake if any of the flowers or leaves have floated to the surface.

4. After a week, strain the vinegar into a clean jar, discarding the oregano flowers and leaves, and seal with a lid. Store in a cool, dark place, such as the pantry, for up to 1 year.

Excerpted from Harvest, by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis. Reprinted with permission from Harvest, copyright © 2017, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photographs copyright © 2017 by David Fenton

Ready to learn more about how to unlock the power of food to heal your body, prevent disease & achieve optimal health? Register now for our FREE web class with nutrition expert Kelly LeVeque.

Related Posts

Popular Stories

Sites We Love

Loading next article...

Your article and new folder have been saved!