"...what a person accomplishes in life is directly correlated with the people around them." - John Berardi

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

I was in the mood to mix it up with the dressing I put on my salmon salad tonight and this is the little gem I came across on Fast Paleo.

I had a bunch of big, delicious blueberries from Costco that I was able to put to good use. It also worked out really well for me that I had everything I needed for it already at home (with a couple minor alterations as you'll see below). I also made 1/4 of the recipe since I didn't think just two of us would need to eat 2 cups of dressing this week.

I love how fast, light, and delicious this dressing is! I'm super glad there's extra left over so I can enjoy it more this week!

Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

8 oz. frozen organic blueberries, thawed (I used fresh berries)
1 shallot, rough chop (I used sweet onion)
1 tsp. salt, to taste
1/2 tsp. pepper, to taste
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1/2 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. dried basil or tarragon, to taste
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1. Put all ingredients except the oil into a blender
2. Turn on the blender and then begin to drizzle in the oil. 
3. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Makes about 2 cups

How has the challenge to practice faith gone this week? I've been able to catch up on some things I've been meaning to do and have really enjoyed it. A little more attention to spiritual things definitely makes me a better person :)