Got the (local) blues? Try this easy salad dressing!
Homemade salad dressing is ridiculously easy. For most recipes all you need is a jar and the ability to shake it. The more-complicated recipes might require a blender. You’ve got a blender, right? I’m pretty sure the green smoothie craze has landed a blender in every household that wasn’t previously using one for margaritas.
This recipe calls for blueberries, but you could easily swap in any fruit, or a mix of fruit, to change up the dressing. Fruit-based dressings are excellent over salads and also work as a sauce for grilled pork or chicken. My favorite way to use it is in a salad featuring goat cheese and cubes of salami.
You can use a different kind of vinegar if balsamic isn’t your thing. Try it with apple cider vinegar or champagne vinegar!
makes 1 1/2 cups
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and purée until smooth. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
2. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge for up to a week, making sure to give it a shake to redistribute ingredients.