Q: Imagine the day when you decide to have lunch in the office dreaming of a fresh, nutritious salad for meal. All you have is some vegetables, vinegar… and a microwave oven. People used to use vinegar for either cleaning the microwave oven or rarely seasoning some dishes. However, vinegar makes some dishes yummy, especially when it’s slightly warmed up. You will ask yourself, Can I microwave vinegar to have it warm? Get the answer right now.
How to Microwave Vinegar?
Vinegar consists of water, acetic acid and some flavorings. Technically, vinegar can be microwaved.
Before you find a few recipes with vinegar in the microwave, let us reveal some equally interesting facts about usage of this wonderful product.
You can’t and, probably, don’t need to microwave vinegar alone in a glass.
The best option is to microwave it as an ingredient of a delicious dish or season the meal after microwaving.
Below you may find some fast and cool recipes with vinegar for the microwave oven.
What is Vinegar Good For?
Vinegar is not so ‘warm and fuzzy’ to people with an increased stomach acid, people with kidney diseases, children and elderly.
Absolutely healthy feasters should treat vinegar with caution too.
What is more, you must be sure that you’ve eaten something before you consume vinegar, no matter if it was warm, prepared on the stove or in the microwave.
It is recommended to avoid consumption of vinegar if you have sexual weakness, prostatitis or constipation. The constant use of vinegar can cause visual impairment, yellowing of the skin, and appearance of cavity.
On the contrary, if you suffer from arthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis or rheumatism, eat dishes with vinegar in the smallest quantities.
With hypertension, obesity and diabetes, the amount of vinegar in food is also better cut.
However, the wise use of vinegar helps to cleanse the body. Acids have an antimicrobial effect and contribute to the reduction of “harmful” cholesterol in the blood. Vinegar cleanses our cells of decay products, revitalizes and renews them.
Vinegar is indispensable in cooking. Each housewife keeps a bottle of vinegar in the kitchen. Many salads, snacks, sauces and dressings cannot do without vinegar.
This seasoning is essential in marinades preparation. Even puff pastry and some types of cookies cannot do without this additive.
Vinegar can make the test friable and even airy. Vinegar is added to ketchup, mayonnaise, canned food and pickles.
Marinated in Vinegar Onion in the Microwave Oven
Onion – 300 g
Salt – 1 tsp
Water – 250 ml
Vinegar – 4 tbsp
- Clean the onions, cut it in rings
- Put them in a special microwaveable bowl
- Pour the water into the bowl so it covers the onion
- Add salt and vinegar
- Microwave for 10 minutes at maximum power.
- Take out and throw the onion into a colander. Cool it very quickly.
How to Microwave Vinegar in a Salad with Egg Dressing?
To cook this extraordinary salad with egg dressing and vinegar, take the following steps:
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
8 cups of mixed salad greens
1 small onion, chopped
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and water. Microwave uncovered for 1 minute at high power.
- Stir in vinegar; cook for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160° Celsius.
- Meanwhile, combine greens, onion, bacon, tomato and cucumber in a salad bowl. Drizzle with warm dressing; toss to coat.
What’s the Best Way to Clean Microwave Using Vinegar?
There’s nothing like cleaning the microwave oven with vinegar. It’s cheap, fast and convenient even if your microwave has coarse remains of food on the walls.
We promise that the process will take you no longer than 5 minutes.
Take a microwave safe bowl, pour vinegar (about 3 table spoons) and the same amount of water.
Press ON and microwave for 5 minutes.
The water will turn into steam and will soften the impurities.
Vinegar will absorb odors.
You are also allowed to take more time for this so the steam works better.
Be very cautious when you open the door of the microwave, because the dish may be extremely hot. Use potholders and be happy.