Homemade Strawberry Vinagrette
I am convinced that there are no store bought salad dressings that can even come close to the deliciousness of homemade salad dressings. Whenever I am eating out these days there seems to be an option for a strawberry vinagrette. Each time I order a salad with this dressing, I remind myself to give it a try making it at home next time I am preparing a meal. As life gets busy, I seem to forget about this plan until I stumbled across this delicious Homemade Strawberry Vinagrette from the Barefeet in the Kitchen.
The recipe calls for frozen strawberries that end up blended so they are nice and creamy. The more I read about strawberries and learn about the 'dirty dozen', which is a list of highly sprayed food, the more I am starting to choose organic strawberries at all costs (literally). A 2012 report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) discovered that a single sample of strawberries contains around 13 pesticides. Thankfully, one of the most toxic pesticides (methyl iodide) has been canceled, but that does not mean many other chemicals are not being pumped on. So, all that being said, if you can - choose organic strawberries. If you cannot, then please eat them in moderation. You can reduce the exposure also by washing your strawberries as follows. For grapes, strawberries, green beans and leafy vegetables swirl them in a dilute solution of Palmolive dish detergent and water at room temperature for 5 to 10 seconds. Then rinse with warm water. The solution should be 1 teaspoon of the Palmolive in a gallon of water.
Back to this yummy salad dressing recipe. Now that we have the 'organic' talk out of the way, you will love the mixture of sweetness and tangy. This salad dressing is perfect on a spinach, chicken, pecan salad!
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