Part of the whole “eating better” thing I’m working on involves eating more salads. EVERYONE KNOWS salads are what healthy people eat! But the thing about salad is they get so boring after like, a week of eating mostly salads. Another thing is, so many “dressings” these days are so fatty, and full of horrible stuff that it practically negates the healthiness of the salad itself. In light of this, I’ve taken to making some of my own vinaigrettes to keep my salad eating exciting, relatively healthy, and still flavorful.
There are a few ways to do this, but one recipe I like particularly is a strawberry vinaigrette. Strawberry vinaigrettes are great because they are just a bit sweet, and in that sense mix well with saltier salad ingredients like a light cheese. And though they are often used in spring and summer recipes, I love using it anytime of year.
One of my grandmothers secrets in making vinairgrettes and generally dressing salads with oil and vinegar, is to use more than one kind of vinegar. So for this recipe I did that.
- white wine vinegar
- balsamic vinegar
- olive oil
Use 2 parts olive oil to 1 part of both vinegars, however you want to use them. Add those, half a pound of strawberries, a pinch of salt, and a teaspoon of sugar to a food processor or blender, until smooth. Taste and see if it is to your liking. If you like it a bit sweeter, consider adding additional strawberries or a teaspoon of salt.