A few weeks ago, I received some Coconut Water Vinegar from Tropical Traditions to sample.
To be honest, I had never even heard of coconut water vinegar, but I love using all kinds of other vinegars so I knew I could find some fun ways to use it.
While this is just like any other vinegar and has the usual tangy smell and taste, there is a little bit of coconut flavor that comes through – and it makes for some delicious marinades and dressings.
The first thing I made with the vinegar was a marinade for tofu that I used in a peanut noodle dish for dinner one night.
For the tofu, I mixed together 1/3 cup soy sauce, 2 tsp sesame oil, 2 tsp coconut water vinegar, 1/3 cup peanut butter, 1 Tbsp garlic, 1 Tbsp ginger, pinch of salt and crushed red pepper. I let the tofu sit in the marinade for 20 minutes before crisping it up in the pan. It was awesome!
After the marinade, I’ve been making quick and easy salad dressings with the vinegar. I love the extra depth of flavor it gives.
Olive oil, coconut water vinegar, and a bit of lime juice makes for a great tropical tasting dressing, and adding a little brown sugar really puts it over the top. Add some mint and you almost have a mojito!
And Tropical Traditions is offering one of you the chance to win your own bottle of their Coconut Water Vinegar!
- Tell me your favorite way to use vinegar – homemade dressings? diy buttermilk? marinades and sauces?
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- Post on your blog/Facebook or Tweet about the giveaway and let me know you did so!
- Tell me the first thing you would make with the vinegar – and be creative! I want some more ideas, too ; )
Good luck! I’ll choose the winner on Monday, 2/28!