I have to admit, I've wanted a Vitamix for quite a while, but at the same time, equally as intimidated to give it a try. Let's be honest, I'm not the best cook, but I love to contribute with sides, vegetables and sauces. Luckily, my Godfather made me face my fear when he bought one as a wedding gift and this past weekend I gave it a try. Totally hooked.
Based on my farmer's market picks that week and what was readily available in my cabinets, I selected a fresh blueberry vinaigrette to accompany the summer salad on Saturday nights menu. Now I'm partial to sweet, while S is drawn to more savory flavor, so this was a true test. One I passed with flying colors. The sweetness of the blueberry was diffused by the mustard and balsamic. And the pepper took things to the next level. So delicious and perfect for the tropical weather we've had in the city lately.
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
2tbsp maple syrup
2tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4tsp dry mustard
Dash ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
Directions: place all ingredients above (in that order) into your Vitamix. Simply turn the dial to 1 and slowly increase speed to 10. Blend for about 25 seconds, until desired consistency is reached.