What To Do With Mushy Or Overripe Berries?
Did you ever have the problem that you bought a pack of berries, which contained some mushy berries you did not want to eat? Or that you simply stocked your berries too long in your fridge? Instead of throwing them away, you can simply use them to make your own berry vinaigrette!
Vinaigrette with berries is an interesting twist of a traditional vinaigrette. The berries make this salat dressing very fruity, fine and creamy. Furthermore, they give your vinaigrette a beautiful and rich colour.
This recipe is a smart way to make good use of berries that are a little past their prime or bruised. But of course, you can also use perfectly ripe berries. It is an especially nice salat dressing for hot summer days since the vinaigrette goes well with green salads, spinach salad or feta salad. On top, this recipe is super easy and only takes about 5 minutes!
You can basically use whatever berries you like for the vinaigrette. I used strawberries for my recipe, since we currently have strawberry season and a lot of them are growing in our garden. But it also tastes really nice if you use for example raspberries or blackberries.
What you Need
- 145 g strawberries
- 2 tsp. of honey or maple sirup
- 2 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar
- 70 ml extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
How To Make It
- Before you start, it is important that you remove the stalk from each berry.
- Now you can simply put all the berries into your blender and mix them until you get a smooth mass.
- As the last step, just add the remaining ingredients (honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper) and blend everything again.
- Pour your vinaigrette into a carafe or container in which you can store it. Each time you’d like to use your vinaigrette, simply pour the amount you need over your salad and put the rest back into the fridge afterwards. Enjoy your delicious summer salad!
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Source: This recipe was inspired by Whisk Affair.