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!