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vinegar substitution?

I am making a honey dijon potato salad and halfway through see that it calls for sherry vinegar which of course I don't have. I have red wine, white balsamic, regular balsamic, pear infused, strawberry and champagne, but no sherry. How can a person have so many vinegars but not the right one? What can I use instead?

asked by Jules555 over 3 years ago
6 answers 2147 views
Ehanhan4
added over 3 years ago

I think sherry has a sweetness akin to balsamic. If you don't want the salad to look muddy, I would use white balsamic, or half wb and red wine vinegar. It depends on how much of a 'bite' you want the salad to have.

When it comes to salads, it's often about what the cook likes most.

5.15.11_coconut_macaroons_best_sm
added over 3 years ago

I'd probably sub the red wine vinegar, using a little less than what the recipe calls for and adding to taste. Of course, strawberry vinegar sounds like it was made for salads, so that might be worth trying in it!

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added over 3 years ago

Thanks for the quick replies! I think I'll go with red wine and white balsamic a bit at a time and see what it tastes like.

Buddhacat
SKK
added over 3 years ago

Balsamic vinegar is a good substitute for sherry vinegar and it is a little bit sweet. You might want to add a little salt to counterbalance the sweetness.

Flower-bee
added over 3 years ago

Red wine vinegar is the strongest of the ones you listed, but since there is honey in the recipe as well, that would counterbalance it some.

Me
added over 3 years ago

I sometimes sub in half real sherry and half wine vinegar.