The original recipe for Balsamic vinegar is a mixture of white wine and grape juice. It's more sour than normal vinegar and a good quality balsamic vinegar is healthier than plain ol'acetic acid! It's a lovely dark purple and goes very well with salads. It's also very versatile and can be made into many many different dressings. Here's a basic recipe, use whatever you want!
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Pepper / chilli flakes
1/2 tsp Mustard (Freshly ground works well)
Oregano/ Thyme/ Parsley/ Basil/ Rosemary/ Coriander
Dried onion flakes
You can use this over steamed veggies or as a dip for freshly toasted bread.