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3 Awesome Dishes That Pair Well With Black Garlic Balsamic Vinegar or Balsamic Glaze.

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

What recipes would pair well with black garlic balsamic vinegar? Check out these awesome dishes and give them a new spin with black garlic!

Put Your Taste Buds in the Black

Do you love garlic as much as we do? What about balsamic vinegar? Are you looking for a way to spice up your recipes with something new and exciting? Black garlic is a fantastic ingredient to add to your cabinet, transforming your cooking with its bold and unique flavours and incredible health benefits. You can spice up any of your recipes with black garlic and create dishes that your whole family will love, and you can feel better about the fact that it’s helping to boost your overall health.

Black garlic balsamic vinegar or glaze takes the tangy taste of the vinegar to a new level, whether used as a dip or whisked into a favourite dish. Who says healthy foods can’t taste great, too? With black garlic, balsamic vinegar-based recipes will give you the best of both worlds, and you’ll find yourself wanting to explore even more recipes with black garlic.

At Food 4 Life Market Garden, we have more than organic black garlic for sale, more than just ingredients: we offer lifestyle changes to transform your diet. As pioneers in regenerative farming techniques, we believe that the richness of our food starts with the very soil in which it’s planted. Healthy soil, regenerative farming techniques, and taking care of the land in which our food grows is the key to enjoying healthier bodies and cleaner diets.

When you buy from us, you’re not just enjoying delicious organic black garlic and all it can do for you. You’re supporting eco-friendly businesses and sustainable farming practices that will help future generations enjoy longer, healthier lives with organic food, natural ingredients, and tasty health benefits.

New Ways to Experience Garlic

Black garlic is not grown as a different variety of garlic but rather is aged and heat-treated to create a sort of chemical-free fermentation. The Maillard reaction that changes white garlic to black turns the spice of garlic (allicin) into a unique sweet and savoury combination, giving you the robust taste of garlic with a sweeter and creamier edge and texture.

We make our balsamic vinegar with black garlic to bring out new notes of flavour that will only serve to enhance your recipes and amaze your taste buds. It is sweet, tangy, and perfect for giving your recipes a zip that will leave everyone begging for more. We use this balsamic vinegar reduction to create our black garlic balsamic glaze by adding only honey. There is no thickener or artificial sweetener in our black garlic balsamic glaze.

Better Taste, Better Health

If the great taste wasn’t enough, black garlic is even richer in the health-boosting compounds and vitamins garlic is known for. Antioxidants help fight aging by reducing free radicals. At the same time, the vitamins and compounds in black garlic provide cancer-fighting immune system support, can help lower cholesterol and regulate insulin, and are rich in protein to give you the strength to get out there and get things done.

Try boosting your recipes with black garlic, and you can experience the incredible taste and health benefits with every bite—we promise you won’t want to go back!

1. Keeping It Simple: Dipping Sauce With Extra Zip

Appetizers ahoy! With this simple spin on a classic recipe, this appetizer can enhance any of the following recipes with black garlic or stand on its own as a scrumptious and filling snack. Try adding some black garlic-based balsamic vinegar with Zenolive virgin olive oil. Serve with hot pieces of your favourite rustic bread, like sourdough, and enjoy. You’ll thank us when the bread soaks up every last drop of this delicious dip!

You can also use this as a salad dressing, paired with oil or on its own, and find its rich taste and texture to bring out the flavours of a fresh garden salad.

2. Caprese Salad with Black Garlic Balsamic Reduction or Use Black Garlic Balsamic Glaze

This delicious Caprese salad bursts with the flavours of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. All brought together with the delightfully sweet and tangy taste of the black garlic balsamic reduction and olive oil. The recipe is easy to make and serves as a perfect side to any meal or a great lunch all on its own—add your favourite olives, mushrooms, or other vegetables and enjoy!

Option 1. Ingredients: Make your own reduction

Option 2. Ingredients: Balsamic Glaze - the easy method.

  • ½cup black garlic balsamic glaze (use as much as you like)

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2-3 large tomatoes, cut into ½-inch slices

  • 1 16-oz. Package of fresh mozzarella, cut into ¼-inch slices

  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground tri-colour pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon organic black garlic sea salt

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Option 1 Method: For making your own reduction: Stir honey and black garlic balsamic vinegar together in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. Option 1 and 2 Method: Arrange slices of tomatoes and mozzarella on a plate, layering basil between them. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with the balsamic reduction (or the balsamic glaze) and olive oil.

  3. Serve immediately.

3. Rustic Black Garlic Balsamic Chicken

Turn chicken breast into a unique and hearty meal. Let the sweet and tart flavour of the black garlic balsamic vinegar bring out the complex tastes of the other ingredients.


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (substitute with coconut oil)

  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground tri-colour pepper

  • 1 teaspoon organic black garlic sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder

  • 3 medium tomatoes, quartered

  • 1-2 cloves organic black garlic, sliced

  • 5 Tablespoon black garlic balsamic vinegar

  • 1 Tablespoon butter (optional)

  • 2-3 handfuls of fresh spinach - optional (blanched or steamed to preference) or bed of rice


  1. Marinate the chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar for at least 30 mins. Sprinkle some pepper and salt on the breast.

  2. Add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil to a pan over medium-high heat and swirl around.

  3. Add chicken breasts. Reduce heat to medium.

  4. Place the lid over the top of the chicken breasts for 4-5 minutes.

  5. Flip chicken breasts, and season with the remaining salt, and pepper.

  6. Replace the lid and cook for another 4 minutes.

  7. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add tomatoes.

  8. Add black garlic, cayenne pepper and remaining black garlic balsamic vinegar and ⅓ cup water. Cover, and simmer over medium heat for about 2-5 minutes or until tomatoes are tender.

  9. Add butter to enhance the richness of the sauce - optional.

  10. Serve over a bed of blanched or steamed spinach or rice. Drizzle the remaining balsamic sauce from the pan.

Turn chicken breast into a unique and hearty meal. Let the sweet and tart flavour of the black garlic balsamic vinegar bring out the complex tastes of the other ingredients
Rustic black garlic balsamic chicken breast

Always Bet on Black Garlic

With various organic black garlic for sale, you can always find the right ingredients for your favourite dishes. These are three easy dishes to make that will benefit from the incredible savoury-sweet flavours of black garlic and balsamic vinegar derived from it. Try substituting black garlic and vinegar in your favourite recipes and rediscover them all over again!

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