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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

I picked strawberries today.
They were so tiny and soft, I thought making a 
dressing with them might be a good thing.
After looking at some recipes online, 
 I played with ingredients until I thought it tasted yummy!




It also gave me a chance to use some lemon thyme...
a new-to-my-garden herb and was smelling so good,
I was dying to try it out on something!





I doubled the recipe below just because that's how many
strawberries I had.  But I don't think we'll have any
trouble using it up.  I can imagine it as a glaze on
chicken or salmon, too.  Yum.




Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

2 cups of fresh strawberries
1/8 c balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 c sugar
1 tablespoon chopped onion
2 teaspoons of fresh lemon thyme
1/2 t kosher
1/4 t ground black pepper

Blend all ingredients in the blender on highest setting
until very well combined and liquefied.  Chill.


23 comments:

  1. Looks good. Does it taste good?

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    1. Of course it does! I kept adding ingredients until I liked it. I liked the spoon clean. ha.
      I'm serving it on a spinach salad tonight!

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  2. What a great colour - sounds delicious! And I love the planter your lemon thyme is in. Very pretty.

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    1. It is delish! Tastes like summer on a plate. yum.

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    2. I bet the lemon thyme would be great for fish or chicken dishes too. Did you survive the dentist's? Seems like you were just there...

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    3. We're going every three months...the cleanings are lighter and less invasive that way...easier to tolerate for the boys...

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    4. Ah, that makes sense. Maybe I should try that too. I grit my teeth - literally - when I go.

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  3. I just made a vinaigrette, using herbs from my planter. I will use your recipe once I have those fresh local strawberries. It sounds wonderful. Do your boys eat salad? My son used to chow down on it..now not so much and usually it's like 'let's make a deal'..haha

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    1. My Taylor has always loved salad...even as a two-year old! But the triplets will not eat it. It's one of the few things Alex won't eat!

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  4. Never even heard of that
    Thyme has been heard of though by the cat
    Supposed to be good
    Strawberries are avoided though at my hood

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    1. You and Jax
      scared of strawberry attacks. ha.

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    2. lol not scared like her
      Don't ruffle my fur

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  5. Looks Yum . . . . but I haven't got the Thyme . . . groan! . . .sorry for the pun . . . lol

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    1. Did you say that in your Dozy face or your Grumpy face? lol...

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    2. lol . . . . . Turns out my Sleepy face . . .lol

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    3. Not Dopey? lol....sorry...had to do it! ha.

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    4. I just knew that was coming , , , , you should go to the Doc , , , rofl . . .

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  6. Sounds good. I tried an arugula salad with watermelon the other day. That was one delicious combination. I bet your strawberry balsamic vinaigrette would have been the bomb on it!

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    1. I totally agree....what a great combination!

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  7. Never had this before, but the blend of flavors sounds wonderful.

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  8. Strawberries aren't ready here yet, but soon! This looks yummy!

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