Apple Cinnamon Balsamic Viniagrette

With dressings, you need good oil and vinegar or it can taste bitter. Trust me and my hubby, two restaurant people who love cooking 🙂  If you can find a place that specializes in Olive Oil and Balsamic, that is the best bet!

-2 slices of apples (peeled and chopped finely)
-1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
-2 tbls of brown sugar
-2 tbls of cinnamon powder
-1 tbls of dijon mustard
-2 tbls of red wine vinegar
-pinch of salt
-3/4 cup of olive oil

Directions
Combine all ingredients except for the oil, and whisk together until mixed well. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking as you pour. It will be a little thick, and for those that are familiar with the blue cheese vinaigrette at Outback, it’s about as thick as that. I use this in a lot of salads, especially dinner salads, that I make with apples in it. Apples are a great source of protein and since I’m vegetarian, I eat a lot of them and they are delicious in salads, especially with this sweet dressing to go with it! I got a few helpings out of this recipe for side and dinner-sized salads. Cheap, easy and goes a long way!

Strawberry Dressing

10-12 Strawberries
4 tbsp Water
2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbsp Lemon Juice (the recipe I reference calls for lime, but I didn’t have any and the lemon still turned out great…think strawberry lemonade)
Pepper
6 tbsp EVOO

Directions
Blend the first 5 ingredients until smooth.  Slowly add the oil while blending.  Holds for 7-10 days and makes 5-6 servings (depending on size of salad).

http://www.rawlau.com/2013/04/20/strawberry-vinaigrette-healthy-salad-dressing/