Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar and Blueberry Vinaigrette

Blueberry Vinaigrette

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Portions: about 5-½ cups
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Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 quart white balsamic vinegar
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • Zest from 1 lime, green part only, in strips
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick

Blueberry Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon groud black pepper


Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar Instructions

  1. In a cup, combine olive oil, Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar, salt and pepper
  2. Serve on salad greens tossed with fresh or dried blueberries

Blueberry Vinaigrette Instructions

  1. In a large non-reactive saucepan with a potato masher or the back of a large spoon, crush blueberries
  2. Add vinegar, sugar, lime zest and cinnamon
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes
  5. Cool slightly
  6. Pour into a large bowl
  7. Cover and refrigerate for 2 days to allowe flavors to blend
  8. Place a strainer over a large bowl
  9. In batches, ladle blueberry mixture into strainer
  10. With a large spoon, press out as much liquid as possible
  11. Discard solids
  12. Pour vinegar into clean glass bottles or jars
  13. Refrigerate, tightly covered, until ready to use
  14. Use in a favorite salad dressing recipe or the following vinaigrette

About This Recipe

With a hint of citrus, sweet blueberries and kick of pepper, this Blueberry Vinaigrette is an easy and light dressing that’s delicious tossed with greens and fresh or dried blueberries. You’ll start by making blueberry vinegar, which you can whisk with oil salt and pepper for Blueberry Vinaigrette or keep on hand as a kitchen staple. The vinegar cooks down nicely with meats and can be tossed in a variety of salads or dressings.

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