This is how you prepare a Summer-Inspired Vinaigrette - also a great choice in winter
Vinaigrette…before writing this article, I had to find out how to actually write this word. Not that easy! (:
What exactly is a vinaigrette? A vinaigrette is a salad dressing or sauce, which is made with the following ingredients:
Oil, vinegar or an acidic juice (e.g. lime juice) + spices + if needed mustard or egg yolk.
During summer time, it’s convenient to use citrus fruits or seasonal fruits. They give the vinaigrette a summery, fresh and sassy flavor.
Besides 3 summer salad recipes, you’ll find the matching vinaigrette recipes in this post - which of course also work great with other salads.
At the end, we’ll share our bonus summer salad recipe from the 3dots challenge.
- 150 g arugula
- 1 handful of white grapes
- 1/2 can of pear balls
- some fresh mint
- 1 handful of walnuts
- Some blue cheese (vegan alternative: soft tofu)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp white wine
- Some salt
- Some maple syrup
The salad is super easy to prepare. Give the arugula into a bowl, cut the grapes in half, and give them and the walnuts on top. Pour out the water from your can of pears, and add the pears to the salad. Add cheese or tofu cut into little cubes, plus fresh mint and you’re done!
Simply mix the vinaigrette ingredients and give them on the salad. Enjoy!
- 300 g colored mini tomatoes
- 1 red onion
- 1 handful of cress
- 1 slice of spelt bread
- 4 tbsp flaxseed oil
- Juice of a lime
- Some sea salt and pepper
- Some mustard
Cut the tomatoes in half and give them into a bowl. Cut the onions in rings and give the onion rings into the bowl. Give the cress onto the salad. Spelt or wholemeal bread complete the meal.
For the vinaigrette simply squeeze the lime and add the other ingredients to the juice.
- Mixed greens of your choice
- 200 g fresh, green asparagus
- 50 g hazelnuts
- 30 g parmesan
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp asparagus juice
- 1 those yogurt
- Spices of your choice
Give the asparagus into a preheated pan. Add a little water and lightly braise the asparagus for 2 minutes. From the pan, take the juice for the vinaigrette. Now add some oil and fry the asparagus (on the grill if you like).
Give the asparagus on the salad bed and add chopped hazelnuts. Lastly, give the parmesan on top, cut into very thin slices.
Prepare the vinaigrette from the asparagus juice and the rest of the ingredients. Blend everything and cool for 15 minutes.
- 100 g green leaves
- 50 g watermelon
- 1 handful of blueberries
- 50 g prawns
- 50 g feta cheese
- 3 tbsp flaxseed oil
- 6 tbsp berry juice
- Some maple syrup
Fry the prawns in a little oil. Feel free to use vegan alternatives (e.g. tofu). Add the prawns to the salad. Cut the melon and the feta cheese into little cubes and add them with the berries to the salad.
Use berry juice from the organic market or blend a handful of berries into a juice to prepare your vinaigrette. Mix all other ingredients and you’re all done!