Recipes

Three Unique Vinaigrette Salad Dressings

When it comes to salad dressings, vinaigrettes are the most versatile out there. Whether you are craving a fresh citrus twist, a mixture of sweet and tart, or something that is all-around fruity, there is a vinaigrette that’ll meet your cravings and amp up your greens. HHS Chefs Trula Hepner and Victor Mitchell, share three unique vinaigrette dressings that’ll give you the variety you need so that your salads never become boring.

APRICOT AND BROWN SUGAR DRESSING

By Chef Victor Mitchell

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • apricot & brown sugar dressing v02-11 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • Sea salt, to taste

  • White pepper, to taste

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ tablespoon yellow mustard

  • ½ cup apricot preserve

  • 2 tablespoons yellow onion

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ½ cup apple cider

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

In a small food processor or blender, add all of the ingredients except olive oil and blend until well combined. Continue processing, and slowly add the olive oil until well incorporated. Adjust seasonings to your taste.

 

CITRUS MANGO VINAIGRETTE

By Chef Trula Hepner

Ingredients:

  • citrus mango vinaigrette v02Juice of ½ orange

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • Zest of ½ lemon

  • Juice of ½ lime

  • 1 cup fresh mango, diced

  • ½ teaspoon yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chardonnay

  • ½ tablespoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

  • ½ tablespoon shallot, peeled and chopped

  • Pinch sea salt

  • Pinch ground white pepper

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

In a small food processor or blender, add all of the ingredients except olive oil and blend until well combined. Continue processing, and slowly add the olive oil until well incorporated. Adjust seasonings to your taste.

BLUEBERRY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

By Chef Trula Hepner

Iblueberry balsamic vinaigrette v02ngredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, stemmed and washed

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon honey

  • 1 ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • Pinch freshly ground pepper

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

In a small food processor or blender, add all of the ingredients except olive oil and blend until well combined. Continue processing, and slowly add the olive oil until well incorporated. Adjust seasonings to your taste.