Saturday, October 15, 2011

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Vinaigrette recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Frozen strawberries, balsamic and rosemary combined to create a delicious salad dressing. You can adjust the sweetness according to your preferences, but I left ours fairly tangy. I served this over a simple Grape and Candied Walnut Salad and it was an excellent pairing.

I have to tell you that I was so excited to try making a strawberry dressing, I started scribbling down ideas for ingredients a couple days ago. I made this meal and later, as I was writing this post, I remembered that my friend, Donna, had made a strawberry salad a while back. I went to check and see how she had made her dressing and I burst out laughing. My dressing is almost identical to hers! Apparently, my brain had read and retained more than I thought. So, I'm happy to credit her for my inspiration. Be sure to check out her Strawberry and Mozarella Salad for the next time fresh berries are in season. I can't wait to try it.

Strawberry Vinaigrette
Recipe adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian
(printable recipe)

8 ounces frozen strawberries, thawed - I'm sure this would be awesome with fresh berries, but craving them in October meant that frozen berries were the best option this time
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar, you can use regular balsamic; however the dressing will be a lovely shade of brown - much like this one
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice, I'm sure store bought would work fine as well
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

Layer all ingredients into the blender in the order listed. Puree for a minute or two, until dressing is smooth and thickened.

15 comments:

  1. Sooooooooo hot here lately (Los Angeles) and this dressing looks like the perfect accompaniment to any light and fresh salad. Perfection

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  2. That is crazy, only difference was I used more honey. I say, great minds think alike! I really like the color, I think I will try the white balsamic next time. Sprouts or Trader Joe's?? OMG, I just realized it is October, lady fingers will be in soon... I guess I am going to Trader Joe's to get those so I will look for Balsamic there.

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  3. Ooo this sounds so good! I would definitely eat more salad if I had this around!

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  4. My sister in law made a dressing like this last year..... so good.

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  5. Everyone always tends to make raspberry vinaigrette, good call switching it up with the strawberries!

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  6. Looks and sounds lovely. I love how creamy it looks.

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  7. Looks awesome, can't wait to try it!

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  8. I'm in love with that picture. So pretty! The dressing itself sounds delicious!

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  9. Lovely!! This looks perfect dressing...
    Rich and creamy yummm...

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  10. This post is so fetish-worthy, I’ve been inspired to include it in my Friday Food Fetish blog. If you have any objections, please let me know

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  11. Thanks! You are welcome to include it.

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  12. Thanks for the recipe! I made this tonight and it was well received. I even had strawberry flavored balsamic in the pantry

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  13. I've heard of Raspberry but not Strawberry. Interesting!! Pinning to try! Strawberries are starting to come in now!! YAY!!!!!

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