Last week I got all excited about the prospect of summer.  The sun was shining, the air was crisp, and by golly, I was in a t-shirt.

And the only thing better than summer in a t-shirt is sweatpants and red wine.

Classic life combinations.

Do you know what summer does to me? Well 2 things, usually.

1) It’s hot, so I want to eat cold things.

2) I want to drink in the sunshine.

The second one has nothing to do with this post, I just thought you should know. I get that you’re probably surprised.  Yea. Whitney and Booze.

Any way – about eating cold things – lots of times, those things are healthy. I know that’s also weird for you to hear.

But this strawberry vinaigrette makes eating a salad, no to sad.

I call them Sad-lads. because who is happy to eat a salad? Just try this vinaigrette though, I promise you’ll like it. Even on greens.

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

2 cups fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil

Place the strawberries in a food processor.

Process until pureed. Add lemon juice and sugar; cover and process until blended.

While the food processor is still going, gradually add vinegar and oil in a steady stream; process until thickened.

So pour that on something green, preferably something with goat cheese in it, and liven up your sad-lads.



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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

6 Responses to Sad-lads.

  1. I made it with no sugar. It was a little tart, but I really liked the tang. I will make this again! I hope it will last a day or two in the fridge so that I can get down more spinach. I agree with Whitney about salads, I don’t often get too excited about them. I eat them because they are good for me… When I can stand it. I used this dressing on spinach with a few cut strawberries on it. Simple, clean and delicious. I can see this being a go-to summer meal.


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