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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Strawberry Vinaigrette

This post has been long due considering my husband's affinity towards vinaigrette dressings. Especially the raspberry vinaigrette that he absolutely loves, has inspired me to try this vinaigrette albeit with another berry as I had only those stowed away in my freezer.

According to wiki, the word 'vinaigrette' is the diminutive form of a French word meaning vinegar and was commonly known as French dressing during the 19th century. It is used as a salad dressing or cold sauce in classic French cuisine but commonly used as a marinade too. In general, a vinaigrette consists of  3 parts of oil to 1 part of vinegar whisked into an emulsion. Salt and pepper are the common additions while herbs / shallots go into when used as a sauce for cooked vegetables, grains and the like. 

I see my husband frequently preparing vinaigrette at home for his salads though my attention never has gone towards the preparation and it has never occurred to me to blog about it. When it is time for condiments this week, I thought of giving him a surprise with this strawberry based one besides having a post ready for this week's BM. This is one of the simplest and delicious vinaigrette that goes well as a dressing for a green salad. It was so yummy that I could have drank it straight out of the blender jar instead of using it as a dressing.

Ingredients: (Yield 1 cup vinaigrette)
8 oz. frozen / fresh prepared strawberries or about 10 large sized ones (I used frozen berries.)
2 - 3 tbsp. olive oil 
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tbsp. honey
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste (I used about 1/8 tsp. crushed pepper.)

* Just whiz everything in a blender and use as needed.
* Refrigerate until use, if not using immediately.
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Usha said...

I love vinaigrettes from my salads and only fruit I use is citrus fruits Strawberry vinaigrette looks very refreshing that as you said, I can drinking it off the bottle.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

like Usha says, even i kknow of only lemony citrusy vinaigrettes but there isn o reason why strawberry wont work...this opens a whole new pandora box for vinaigrettes...good one...it looks beautiful

Sapana Behl said...

Strawberry vinaigrette is new to me .It looks so delicious.I have some frozen strawberries and I am gonna try it.

vaishali sabnani said...

Instantly bookmarked, the dressing sounds very very delicious and now I am waiting for fresh strawberries to arrive.

Srivalli said...

Wow I have never ventured in that area at all..thanks to you, I have gathered some info today..and your pictures are stunning!..I almost thought it was a juice I can gulp down..:)

Preeti Garg said...

Wow.. what a color and makes vingrette so... flavorful with strawberry

Sandhiya said...

Sounds delicious, never tried it before.Bookmarked..

Harini-Jaya R said...

Wow! This is a very new one. This looks so refreshing. I am unable to imagine the taste. Shall have to try it out for sure.

Srividhya said...

hey love these salad dressing. I wanted to post some too but went with the basic condiments this time. Sweet and sour perfect for summer salad

sneha datar said...

Love the color of this salad dressing, very refreshing.

Kalyani said...

That's a totally new vinaigrette !!

Our husbands must have been twins in d prev birth.. Over the years I have noticed so many similarities in their food habits / : buying preferences or even affinity towards certain veggies :))

Bookmarking to try .. We don't have a great strawberry season but I will look out for a good bunch !

Priya Suresh said...

Never tried fruits based vinaigrette, now have to wait for strawberry season to give a try..Lovely pick.

Pavani N said...

Wow, what a fruity salad dressing. I would love to make this some time soon. Lovely clicks.

Chef Mireille said...

what a pretty color - wont mind having this on my salad