When you make a beautiful salad it needs the perfect dressing.
One that helps all of the ingredients shine and burst with flavor.
I’m always on the lookout to make an oil-free or low-fat dressing mostly because it means I can pour even MORE of it on my salad.
Allowing each fig wedge, apple chunk, and spinach leaf to luxuriate in liquid gold.
I whipped this up using fresh pitted cherries (what a mess), cilantro from our csa, and fresh strawberries.
The balance of tart, savory, and sweet is on point. There is cinnamon in the balsamic that brings out a surprising warmth to an otherwise cool late summer condiment.
Consciousness Boosting Cherry Strawberry Dressing
- 1-1 1/2 cups pitted cherries
- 5 strawberries
- 1 slice of onion
- 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon pear balsamic*
- 1-2 teaspoons walnut oil
- pinch of sea salt
- Add ingredients to a small personal blender cup and blend until smooth. Will keep for a few days under a tight lid in the refrigerator.
*Don't have cinnamon pear balsamic? Use regular balsamic with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
It’s a little thicker than syrup and a beautiful color that stays bright if it happens to last more than a few days.
We poured it over a salad of fresh cucumber, small chopped pink lady apples, fresh shredded carrots, quartered figs, mixed spring greens, toasted sunflower seeds, a few candied walnuts, and hemp seeds.