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Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe & 10 Uses for Vinegar #sponsored #HeinzVinegar

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 9, 2013 | Categories: Food, Home and Garden, Recipes, Reviews

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating….

Heinz Unfiltered apple cider vinegarI eat a lot of salads during the summer. Not only because I’m trying to watch my calories, but when it’s hot, I don’t like eating big, heavy meals. Salads make the perfect lunch… add some grilled chicken and make a bit bigger salad and it’s a great dinner.

I am picky when it comes to my dressings, though. I tend to stay away from creamy dressings but love oil & vinegar based dressings. I love me a good vinaigrette!

But I have to have a good oil and a good vinegar. I get the best results and the best taste when I use quality oil and vinegar.

My favorite vinegar is Heinz. I recently used the Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar to make one of my favorite things… Berry Vinaigrette dressing. Yum!

Check out the recipe and if you like vinaigrette dressing, you must try it. You will love it!

Berry vinaigrette dressing with Heinz vinegar

Berry Vinaigrette

Berry Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 mins

Makes 2 cups


  • 2/3 cup Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar**
  • 1/4 cup sugar**
  • 1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cups chopped berries (strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries)


  • Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  • Cover and store in refrigerator.
  • Serve at room temperature.
  • Can be made a day in advance.

**Replace with Heinzยฎ Distilled White Vinegar Use 1/3 cup of sugar instead of 1/4 cup


I used this Berry Vinaigrette on a salad of spring mix, red onions, walnuts, a few strawberries. This is a great vinaigrette for a spinach salad, too.

salad with berry vinaigrette dressing with heinz vinegar

I want to use the Heinz Unfiltered Apple Cider to make this next time. My husband loved this, and he doesn’t generally like vinaigrettes. He thinks they are too acidic, but he didn’t find my berry vinaigrette acidic at all using the Heinz Apple Cider vinegar. I found this delicious Berry Vinaigrette recipe on the Heinz Vinegar Recipe site.

I also tried this quick pickle recipe with some Heinz Distilled White Vinegar I had on hand. If you love pickles, these are phenomenal. So quick and easy, too.

Quick Pickles Ingredients

Quick Pickles


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh dill leaves, chopped or snipped
  • 1-2 large English cucumbers or 4-5 kirby cucumbers, sliced thinly using a mandolin


  • Heat small saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Add vinegar, sugar, mustard seed, salt, and garlic to the pan and cook until it begins to simmer and sugar dissolves.
  • Toss the dill and sliced cucumbers together in a heat-proof bowl.
  • Pour the simmering liquid over the cucumbers and stir to evenly coat.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature or chill before serving.

Quick Pickles

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I keep vinegar on hand at all times because there are so many uses for it, besides recipes. Here are 10 of my favorites:

  1. 2 Tbs of vinegar to water just before eggs start to boil, keeps them from cracking.
  2. 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar added to water (with a bit of honey for flavor) helps curb appetite and aid in weight loss.
  3. Deodorize kitchen drains by pouring a cup down the drain. Let stand 20 minutes and flush with water once a week.
  4. Use equal parts vinegar and water to clean out your refrigerator.
  5. Clean stainless steel (sinks, etc.) by wiping down with vinegar.
  6. Clean the microwave by boiling 1/4 cup vinegar with 1 cup water in the microwave. It will loosen up splattered on food and deodorize at the same time.
  7. Get stains off of pots. Fill pot with 3-4 Tbs vinegar with a pint of water and bring to a boil. Stain should loosen. Wash as usual.
  8. Clean your dishwasher by running one cup of vinegar through a whole cycle to reduce soap build-up and to keep your glassware sparkling.
  9. Make vinegar ice cubes and drop them down the garbage disposal. After grinding flush with water.
  10. Rub your hands with a little vinegar before and after handling onions to avoid the odor of onions on your hands.

To find other uses for vinegar check out Heinz Vinegar website.

Do you use apple cider vinegar to cook with? In what ways do you use vinegar around your home?

Be sure to follow Heinz Vinegar on Pinterest for recipes and more great uses for vinegar.

You can find Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar at most grocery stores nationwide and Heinz Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar is available at Walmart and other select retailers.

47 Responses to Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe & 10 Uses for Vinegar #sponsored #HeinzVinegar

  1. Colleen says:

    My mom use to make cucumbers in onions in vinegar and water.

  2. Corina Ramos says:

    I love the recipe for the Berry Vinaigrette. I’m going to have to try it.

    Thanks for sharing the cleaning tips. I’ll be putting them to use this weekend! TGIF!

    • It’s really good, Corina. I highly recommend trying it! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re welcome! I need to be putting them to use, but since this is my son’s last weekend before school starts back, I’ll be spending it with him doing fun stuff! I can clean next week while he’s in school. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Stefanie says:

    I love vinegar based dressings.

  4. Lolo says:

    It is amazing what you can do with vinegar!

  5. Kathleen says:

    That berry vinaigrette sounds delicious!

  6. trisha says:

    Vinegar is absolutely one of my favorite things to cook with!!


  7. I use apple cider vinegar daily — for my chickens! I use the kind with “The Mother” as a natural probiotic for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I love vinegar! I just had tea with it today!

  9. I LOVE pickles and I can literally eat them all day long, but I don’t due to the sodium. I love the fact that you can make them at home with ingredients that are already in the pantry. I’ll definitely be making the pickle recipe soon!

    • Ty, it really is so easy, quick, and delicious! And you use only 1 tsp of salt in this recipe, but you could cut it down even more or eliminate it all together if you wanted. Although, I think it needs a little salt. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Mellisa says:

    I don’t cook with Vinegar nearly enough!

  11. HilLesha says:

    I need to try making my dressing sometime.

  12. great recipes I should try them all. I hear apple cider is great for lowering cholesterol and so many other things

  13. You had me at pickles! I really need to try that!

  14. Marcie W. says:

    That berry vinaigrette sounds wonderful! I really want to try both the dishwasher and garbage disposal vinegar cleaning tips.

  15. Angela says:

    I love apple cider vinegar, so I’ll be trying your vinaigrette recipe for sure.

  16. Who knew you could use vinegar for so many things. I had no idea.

  17. Yum, that salad looks great!

  18. I need to try some of these, that salad looks amazing and so do those cucumbers!

  19. Stefanie says:

    Yum.. I love berry vinaigrette.

  20. Robin Gagnon says:

    I haven’t made any pickles of any kind yet this year. I’d best remedy that.

  21. Lisa says:

    I had no idea there was so many uses!

  22. Amber K says:

    I love vinegar, but am the only one in my house that does. I LOVE putting it on french fries. Needless to say I always have it on hand. That salad looks delish!

  23. Tim says:

    I am definitely going to try the “Quick Pickles” — they look easy to make and yummy! I also didn’t know about using vinegar to get rid of the smell of onions on your hands — thanks for the tip!

  24. Lisa R says:

    I know a woman that swears by this stuff, she said its great for acid reflux. I just couldn’t drink it every day

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  25. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I love making my own quick pickles. But this past year I made so many pickles they are coming out of my ears.

  26. Elizabeth Fitzmaurice says:

    Thanks for those 10 tips for using apple cider vinegar. Very useful info, that. I love vinegar too!

  27. Joy Q says:

    The berry vinaigrette sounds so good. I will have to try making this the next time I make a salad.

  28. Colleen Schindler says:

    Thanks for the great tips! I love vinegar, especially on home-cut fries which are very popular in my area (NE Ohio). Tip #9 is something I am going to try tomorrow! I bought these garbage disposal drops at the store and they take some of the odor away but they don’t really seem to clean. This is the first place I’ve ever lived in with a garbage disposal so I’m naive on how to take care of it so this tip comes in handy!!

  29. Francine Anchondo says:

    I am always on the lookout for a new dressing recipe and I also love vinaigrette’s so I will have to try your berry one.

  30. heather says:

    I never knew that vinegar added to eggs keeps them from cracking. Cool!

  31. lisa says:

    I can’t believe all the uses for vinegar. It’s great and something we always have in the house.

  32. Dianna Thomas says:

    I love the berry vinegarete–I have had it before but never have tried to make it–sound like something I can do– thank you– I make the pickles all the time thank you

  33. Carmen Rudnick says:

    I love using apple cider vinegar for my sweet and sour chicken ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. chrissy c says:

    These are all really good ideas!I use it to clean my microwave and it works wonders but I never would have thought about the other uses!

  35. Gina Blomgren says:

    This sounds so delicious. I really want to try this!

  36. these are some great ideals -thanks for sharing with me..

  37. Mer says:

    This does sound good! I like making my own dressings, and have been looking for something a bit lighter.

  38. lisa says:

    I can’t believe all of the uses for vinegar. I use it a lot for cleaning. I try not to use harsh chemicals.

  39. Adriane says:

    I use a lot of vinegar in my cooking – love the tang!

  40. Trish says:

    Thanks for posting these great recipes! Can’t wait to try some!