Chive Blossom Vinaigrette Dressing

by Jenn on June 20, 2009

in Dairy Free,Diabetic Friendly,Dips and Sauces,Gluten Free,Salads


Ok this picture doesn’t show off the dressing really well, but it DOES show off the gorgeous salad that I had! Fresh strawberry slices, blueberry farmer’s market cheese, and pepper crusted bacon on a bed of spring greens, with seriously the most awesome vinaigrette dressing I have ever tasted.

So believe it or not, chives are an herb that have these poofy purple flowers, that are gorgeous, and you’ve probably seen them in a few of my more recent posts.  However, I didn’t really know what to do with them, and it’s just not me to throw usable food away.  I came across this post, however, by Cook Like Your Grandmother about using them to create a flavored vinegar.  So I took all of my blossoms, put them in a glass jar…

Then filled the jar with white vinegar…
And waited two weeks – the end result was this gorgeous bright pink colored vinegar that smells very strongly of oniony goodness –

And now for an awesome salad dressing!


Chive Blossom Vinaigrette

4 tbs. EVOO
2 tbs. chive blossom vinegar
2 tbs. lemon juice
salt & pepper

1. Mix together and use as salad dressing, simple as that! Just for the record, strawberries, cheese and bacon make for an awesome salad!



LegalAlien June 20, 2009 at 10:55 am

The vinegar is fascinating!
In a fancy bottle with some chive flowers asa a decoration, makes a beautiful and unique gift (not that I’m asking! 😉 )

Appoggiatura June 20, 2009 at 4:19 pm

What a great way to use chive blossoms! I love the idea of a vinegar infused with the onion flavor; perfect for dressings. No more mincing shallots!

Joelen June 22, 2009 at 2:58 pm

That color looks simply gorgeous! What a fabulous recipe!!

Helen June 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Wow – what a great way to use chive flowers and what a pretty coloured vinegar!

Shauna June 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I am so jealous of the lovely things you always have from the farmer’s market. Here in south Florida it is almost impossible to find unique things like those chive blossoms. We have our farmer’s markets throughout the winter here (and have none in the summer), but they really lack wonderful things. We can pretty much just find basic veggies there. If I ever come across chive blossoms though, I will definitely be trying this recipe.

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