Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a staple in many pickling recipes, but it’s a staple in many Chowhounds’ kitchens for general use, as well. It works well in potato salad, drizzled over cooked greens, mixed with melted butter and poured over fish, and for crisping and lightly pickling a dish of fresh cucumbers. Here are some other ways hounds love to use ACV:

farmersdaughter makes a great salad dressing with ACV, oil, blue cheese, a little bit of garlic, and a sprinkle of paprika.

Combined with honey, chili powder, herbs, garlic, and a bit of salt, ACV makes an awesome marinade for pork, says tuqueboy.

frankiii calls his ACV-based marinade “Saturday Chicken”; marinate boneless chicken breasts, pounded flat, for about 4 hours, then grill for 8 minutes or so, turning once. frankiii notes that the fresh-ground cumin and coriander are essential to this dish.

Frankiii”s Saturday Chicken marinade:

2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 cup white wine
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. sherry vinegar
2 Tbsp. corn oil
2 Tbsp. toasted ground cumin seed
2 Tbsp. toasted ground coriander seed
2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. red pepper flakes

Davwud keeps a squirt bottle of ACV and water in a fifty/fifty ratio on hand to douse flareups on the grill.

Cynsa offers this remedy for cold and flu discomfort: fill a mug half-full with hot water, add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and spoonfuls of honey to taste.

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