Friday, May 11, 2012


A handful of forlorn strawberries stared at me when I opened the fridge the other day. I was looking for salad dressing ingredients and the strawberries gave me an idea: Strawberry vinaigrette. It was delicious.

  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 6-8 finely chopped strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove of garlic, minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
A bowl of fresh salad veg tossed with a handful of mint, a handful of Italian parsley & a handful of chiffonade basil.

Put the strawberries in a microwave safe bowl. Pour the sherry over them and heat for 2 minutes. Cover and let sit until cool.

Add the mustard, garlic, honey, salt and pepper to the strawberry-vinegar mixture. Whisk together.

Continue whisking and slowly drizzle in the olive oil (about 1/2 cup) until the dressing is creamy and thick. (Or, use your blender if you don't want to whisk...just make sure there are some recognizable bits of strawberry when you're done. The texture is nice.)
Serve. Enjoy.

Makes about 1 cup.
Lovely, refreshing strawberry vinaigrette