This weekend, I was looking for something new and different to make. But, I really wanted to challenge myself and see if I could do something and not actually follow a recipe or call on something that I’ve seen my mom make for years. I looked around in my fridge and saw baby spinach leaves, so I thought maybe I could try out a salad dressing!
I’ve never made salad dressing before, but I watch lots of cooking shows, so I know the basics are olive oil and vinegar. I realized I had a lot of blueberries on hand (again because of some buy one get one free deals at the grocery store), so I decided to try out a Blueberry Vinaigrette!
|Spinach Salad with Homemade Blueberry Vinaigrette
I went into it completely blind, and just went on instinct. I kept adding ingredients until I thought it tasted like salad dressing and until it looked like the right consistency. And the color, as you can see in the above picture, came out beautiful!
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
- That’s it! So simple!!