Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Blueberry Vinaigrette


Salads is one of our family's favorites. It's always fun to see what someone else can create.
On Thanksgiving weekend, we sampled another delicious salad, meaning this dressing will really catch your eye. Blueberries? As we all know they are high in antioxidants and good for our health. I'm sure we have all enjoyed fresh blueberries in our salads, but what about the dressing?
When our family joined Chef Dez cooking class, we were all inspired once again to try something new.

Once again, take a salad bowl, and prepare your favorite greens, add a few tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and this wonderful dressing, topped with slices of fresh Parmesan cheese.

The artists are hard at work...as they love to create flavors.

Blueberry Vinaigrette
  • 11/2 cups blueberries ( frozen or fresh)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Place all the ingredients, except for the olive oil, in a food processor. Puree on high speed until thoroughly combined.
  2. Add the olive oil slowly while the process is still running. Makes approximately 1.5 cups of dressing.
Add some chicken or prawns and enjoy a delightful low calorie meal.


13 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good choice for lunch.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  2. oh goodie, another homemade dressing to try. fabulous looking salad!

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  3. I love raspberry vinaigrette... and, I am sure this will be just as delicious! I always have some frozen blueberries in the freezer. Must try it soon. Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. Great Idea~ I love blueberries!

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  5. Will be stopping by the store to get blueberries tonight because of your recipe. It sounds just perfect, and a grand template to use to experiment with other flavors. Pumpkin vinaigrette anyone?

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  6. That looks really yummy! Makes me want some...but I don't have any blueberries (or anything else really needed to make it lol. I think I need to go shopping). Sometime, eventually, I'll get around to getting everything I want/need to begin making stuff.

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  7. I will have to go to the store before I can make this.

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  8. Oooo, this sounds like it would be very delicious.

    I have a question for Julie: do you have a recipe for gluten free scones?

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  9. Sounds really, really good! And pretty!

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  10. Yum! Chef Dez...we sure want to go and enjoy one of his classes...maybe in the new year. Kathy

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  11. I have frozen blueberries - and I am always on the lookout for homemade dressings - thanks Marg!

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  12. I am always looking for ways to use blueberries. Thanks!

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  13. We have blueberries in the freezer waiting to be used in this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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