Balsamic "Caviar" Pearls

Love the flavor of balsamic vinegar, but want to be super fancy? Try these pearls that look like caviar.


  • 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon agar-agar


  1. Place a jar of olive oil in the freezer and allow to chill for about 45 minutes.
  2. Boil vinegar, sugar and agar-agar. Allow to simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Let cool to 55°C/130°F.
  4. Place vinegar in a dropper and drip in single droplets into chilled olive oil, creating pearls.