Sauce & Pickle Recipes > Burnet Vinegar

How to make burnet vinegar:
This is an unusual herb vinegar, easily prepared at home and useful for adding extra flavor to dressings and other suitable dishes. (Salad) burnet has a strong cucumber taste and is therefore good with any fish and salad dishes.


10 tablespoons chopped burnet leaves
3/4 pint white wine vinegar
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Using a mortar and pestle or a wooden spoon and bowl crush the burnet leaves.
- Bring the vinegar to the boil in a saucepan and pour over the burnet in a large basin.
- Mix well squashing the leaves as much as possible.
- Cool and pour into a suitable jar or bottle.
- Cork.
- Keep for two weeks shaking thoroughly every few days.
- After the two weeks strain the vinegar and rebottle it.