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Hello everyone, I'm Cindi, aka "domestic goddess", and I consider myself to be a country girl at heart. I'm also a mother to 3 daughters, and I have 1 granddaughter. Being a country gal, I enjoy preparing down-home country meals for my family. I also enjoy sharing recipes with others, collecting cookbooks, reading about the paranormal, and spending time with my family.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cindi's Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

This is my own creation for strawberry vinaigrette dressing. It's not overly sweet; just a bit on the tangy side. To make the dressing, I used home-cooked strawberry jams that I've made myself. I did not add much vegetable oil. I don't care for dressings that state to add a lot of oil. This one balances out very well.

Cindi's Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

9 tablespoons strawberry jam (See *Note)
4-1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, or rice vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/16 teaspoon salt (or just a pinch)
additional add in: 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds (optional)

In a bowl, jar, or a glass measuring cup, add all the above ingredients; mix by stirring with a spoon.

If desired, add a 1/2 teaspoon of poppy seeds to the dressing; stir to mix.

Serve dressing immediately with your favorite salad fixings, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

This almost makes 1 cup of dressing (about 7/8's of a cup).

*Note: When I prepared this vinaigrette dressing, I originally used a home-cooked strawberry jam, which I had prepared with a light powdered pectin, SURE JELL (in the pink box), but today I made this dressing using Ball Instant Fruit Pectin, it's a no-cooked strawberry jam. Both are great for this recipe.

I enjoy this dressing served over a bed of spinach, along with chopped smoked honey-turkey deli meat, hard boiled egg slices, and chunks of fresh pineapple. I've also enjoyed this served with a mixture of red lettuce, leafy green lettuce, fresh blueberries, canned pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, slices of red onion, and pecan halves. And today I enjoyed the dressing over baby romaine lettuce, along with mandarin oranges, canned pineapple chunks, and sliced almonds.


Naiwen said...

Hey, thanks for this recipe. I might give it a shot sometimes. Love sweet recipes & dressings.

Domestic Goddess said...

Naiwen, I hope you like the dressing as much as I do. The strawberry jam gives the vinaigrette a nice fruity taste. Plus I like the texture of the dressing, especially since I don't add much vegetable oil, it makes the vinaigrette dressing a bit more on the creamy side.

Naiwen said...

I will don't worry. I love fruity vinaigrettes or dressings.