Chive Blossom Vinaigrette Dressing

by Jenn on June 20, 2009

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

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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…
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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 –
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And now for an awesome salad dressing!