Why not experiment with a basic dressing by adding fruit? This strawberry vinaigrette has a wonderful flavour and the fruit allows the oil to blend in much more easily.
If you want to learn how to cook well, cooking a bunch of recipes would certainly help. In fact, anything that will get your butt in the kitchen will help. However, I think there is another effective way. Which is learning how to cook the most basic version of that recipe perfectly first.
For example, before you go off making smoked garlic and infused truffle risotto topped with confit duck that you’ve let marinade for 48 hours (don’t know if that would actually be good, just the first thing that came to my mind). Make risotto Bianco, which is the basic recipe for risotto. Once you have mastered that, you can play and experiment, add spices, herbs, pastes and see how you can make it your own.
This is exactly what I did with this strawberry vinaigrette recipe. And a basic vinaigrette is one of the easiest things to prepare. The ratio is just 3 parts oil to 1 part acid with a bit of mustard and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk those ingredients together until the mixture thickens and combines. However, blending in fruit actually steps salad dressing up to another level in my opinion.
It thickens it up a bit more but not too much. And the oil doesn’t separate on top so you don’t have to whisk or shake it every time you add it to your salad. The trick is to add just enough fruit to thicken the salad dressing slightly and bind it more effectively. Too much fruit could possibly result in making it too thick.
So I made a strawberry vinaigrette, and it was wonderful. Would you use the same fruit or would you try something different? You could try using grapes, berries or even something like kiwi fruit. Like I said if you want to experiment, go for it!!
So that’s it ladies and gents, just a cool and simple little trick to think about whenever you decide to make a salad. Honestly, I was going to make a salad recipe with this dressing, but there wasn’t really anything all that interesting about it. And I’m sure I don’t need to teach you guys how to toss a bunch of leaves, nuts and chopped up fruit together. I only upload salad recipes when they are well thought out, well constructed and have some new inspiring ideas.
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- 75 g strawberries cut into dices
- ½ cup of extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of mustard
- 1 handful of mint
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- Set up a blender and add every ingredient to it along with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Blend for about a minute until smooth and well combined.
- Taste the dressing to see if it needs more seasoning.
- Transfer the vinaigrette to a jam jar or a container and leave in the fridge until ready to use.
- Should keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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