Try This! Vinaigrettes with Pureed Fruit

Here's one more thing we can do with all that fresh fruit we can't seem to resist buying! Try pureeing a few berries or a half a peach and whisking that into your favorite vinaigrette. It's easy and adds a little variety to our every-day salads. Do you like fruit vinaigrettes?This is an especially good way to use up slightly over-ripe fruit or the fruit remainders that sometimes get left behind after making a recipe. Over-ripe fruit will mash more easily and its sweetness gets cut by the acid in the vinaigrette.

All we do is puree a half cup or so of fruit in our food processor along with the acid (usually lemon juice or vinegar). Then we stream in the olive oil with the blender still running to form an emulsion. This will give us a creamy, slightly-thickened vinaigrette. Yum!

Give it a try the next time you have salad!

Related: Tip: What to do with Unripe Fruit

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