Balsamic Vinegar Adds Big Flavor to Main Dish Dinner Recipes
Balsamic vinegar adds bright, tangy flavor to savory main dish dinner recipes. Best of all, balsamic vinegar is highly concentrated, so it only takes a smidge to transform a dish from bland to booming with flavor. Give these top-rated balsamic vinegar recipes a try.
Veggie Turkey Meatloaf with Tangy Balsamic Glaze
"A super moist and flavorful turkey meatloaf with the perfect complement of a tangy balsamic glaze," says everyday2gourmet. "It's light enough to keep you on track with your New Year's resolutions and filling enough to satisfy all your comfort food cravings. Let the tummy hugfest begin without any of the guilt!"
"This is a great recipe for salmon incorporating olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Mediterranean spices," says ARIEL1O1. "Everyone I've made this for loved it!"
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Honey Glaze
"This is such a tender and juicy pork tenderloin!" says MCabrera75. "We love this one and rarely have leftovers!"
Balsamic Baked Tilapia
Balsamic vinegar adds a subtle sweetness to the onions and peppers that top these tasty tilapia fillets. A sprinkle of blue cheese brings the whole dish together. "Tilapia fillets are topped with onions, red peppers and crumbled blue cheese," says Will Wohler.
A quick and easy weeknight meal, store-bought ravioli are boiled and served with a balsamic vinegar, butter, and toasted walnuts sauce.
Caprese-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Balsamic Reduction
"This impressive stuffed chicken breast dish is easy to put together and so impressive!" says SunnyDaysNora. "Perfect for any meal whether for family or company!"
Turkey and Quinoa Meatballs
"I have used this recipe successfully with just about every type of ground meat and variety of grain," says mfbama. "It's simple, clean, nutritious eating but will please even the pickiest of meatloaf lovers. Make extra grains and serve those alongside a green salad, steamed asparagus, or roasted vegetables. Enjoy!"
Churrasco on a Bed of Baby Spinach Tossed in Lime Dressing
Skirt steaks are pan-seared to perfection and served with baby spinach salad tossed in a zesty homemade balsamic vinegar and lime dressing.
Roasted Rosemary Chicken And Vegetables
"Chicken and vegetables roasted with a rosemary, balsamic vinegar marinade," says Sandy.
Risotto Con Radicchio, Gorgonzola, Noci, e Crema di Balsamico
"This is a true Italian winter favorite. The flavor and texture combination is enjoyable due to the tangy flavor of the Gorgonzola, sweetness of the walnuts, and the slight bitterness of the radicchio," says Buckwheat Queen. "The balsamic glaze simply takes it over the top! Buon appetito! This is excellent served with salmon."
Garlic Steak with Garlic
"If you are a fan of garlic, this garlic steak with garlic confit will surely put a smile on your face," says Chef John.
Apricot Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar
"This chicken is cooked with apricots, balsamic vinegar, broth, and thyme," says Desta. "It's super yummy and a hit every time!"
Roast Chicken with Fig, Plantain, and Red Onion
Chicken quarters are baked with figs, plantain, and red onions for an elegant yet easy meal. "Just a healthy, delicious, and easy meal," says JohnsnowNW.
Baked Polenta with Balsamic Mushrooms
"Mushrooms roasted with balsamic vinegar are nestled in creamy, cheesy polenta in this bake that doubles as a vegetarian main dish or side," says LauraF.
Plum Good Chicken Thighs
"My mom gave me this sweet, tender, and tasty recipe for chicken thighs," says Jennici. "A different twist on chicken with wonderful flavor! Pairs well with Asian-inspired side dishes, either rice or vegetables."
Fresh Figs and Chicken Thighs in Shallot-Balsamic Reduction
"Chicken thighs and fresh figs are simmered in and topped with a shallot-balsamic reduction in this one-pot dinner dish that's perfect for entertaining," says Bibi.
Creamy Baked Asiago Chicken Breasts
"Easy, delicious, and cheesy chicken breasts--with plenty of Asiago flavor!" says Kim. "Add a touch of black pepper, balsamic vinegar, and additional Asiago cheese just before serving for the best results."
Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction
Herb-rubbed lamb chops are served with a delicious balsamic vinegar sauce. You'll simply rub the chops with rosemary, basil, and thyme, and give them a quick fry in the skillet. The flavorful sauce stars sautéed shallots combined with vinegar and chicken broth, finished with a little butter. Impressive, yet so simple to prepare. "This recipe for lamb chops is a favorite in my house," says PGRAYMENDOZA.
Chicken Tenders with Balsamic-Fig Sauce
"The balsamic vinegar is a nice contrast to the sweet figs which add great texture, and the thyme provides just a bit of savoriness to this sweet and rich sauce," says lutzflcat.
Balsamic Chicken Breasts with Porcini Mushrooms
"Delicious balsamic chicken is best served over rice or with oven-roasted potatoes," says AllisonL. "Wonderful any time of the year and reheats perfectly!"
Roast Salmon With Balsamic Vinegar
"Just a few ingredients make for quick but elegant entertaining," says cdagirl. "The final broiling caramelizes the sugar to give the salmon its attractive, mildly sweet glaze."
Butcher's Steak (Hanger Steak)
"Butcher (or hanger) steak is great pan cooked, broiled, or grilled," says Chef John. "It takes to marinades wonderfully, and really can be substituted for any cut of steak."
Herb-Crusted Pork Medallions
"Juicy pork tenderloin medallions and mushrooms in a tasty balsamic gravy!" says Back Porch Paleo.
Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Baby Tomatoes
Marinate the chicken and tomatoes right in the baking dish and then pop it in the oven for an easy, flavorful dinner. "I love this recipe. It's great paired with salad and/or brown basmati rice," says KissRiss.
"Agrodolce, a generic Italian term for any type of sweet and sour condiment, really shines when used for braising chunks of succulent pork shoulder," says Chef John. "This soul-warming comfort food is amazing served on rice, pasta, polenta, or, as seen here, a big pile of ricotta mashed potatoes."
Quick and Easy Greek Spaghetti
"This tangy, veggie-filled, one-pot dish can be made quickly with canned or fresh ingredients," says hokiemom. "This goes great with a crusty garlic bread or cheesy bread."