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Balsamic Vinegar Pearls

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your salads look fancy AF.



  • 2-3 cups olive oil
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 grams agar-agar
  • 3 cups water

Let's get Cooking...

  1. Pour olive oil into a pint glass or medium carafe and place into the freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the balsamic vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat and add agar-agar. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly then immediately remove from heat.
  3. Remove oil from the freezer.
  4. Using a syringe or pipette, draw up the balsamic mixture and begin to slowly drop into the cold olive oil.
  5. Using a spoon, transfer the balsamic pearls to a bowl filled with the water. Give it a good stir to rinse the pearls of the oil. Serve over tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil.