Vinegar ?

whistle_gwDecember 15, 2011

I have a recipe for a black bean salad that calls for sherry vinegar. I cannot find it anywhere. The salad has the usual ingredients......beans, corn, red bell pepper, onions, cilantro, lime juice and honey. I have on hand rice vinegar, red wine, balsamic, and white wine. Which of these could I use in place of the sherry?

Thanks for your help.


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I would use the red wine as my first choice alternative, and the white wine vinegar as my second.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2011 at 12:19PM
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I would use the rice vinegar with perhaps a few drops of balsamic added. Like the sherry vinegar it has less "bite" than either red or white wine vinegars.
Linda C

    Bookmark   December 15, 2011 at 12:56PM
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A great place to check for substitutes is the Cook's Thesaurus and the link is below. Here's what they say and it goes along with the suggestions already offered.

Substitutes: balsamic vinegar OR red wine vinegar (Also add a little sugar if you wish.) OR rice vinegar

Here is a link that might be useful: The Cook's Thesaurus

    Bookmark   December 15, 2011 at 1:45PM
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Or, if you have sherry in the house, you could mix sherry & plain white vinegar. I've mixed red wine & white vinegar together in a pinch when I needed red wine vinegar.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2011 at 6:35PM
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Thank you so much everyone. And, grainlady, I actually had the Cook's Thesaurus bookmarked and completely forgot about it.

Thanks again for your help.


    Bookmark   December 15, 2011 at 10:39PM
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