Food Hussy Recipe: Blueberry Vinaigrette

My friends at Local 12 called and asked if I could whip up something healthy for a change - HEALTHY?! Uh - sure I can do that! (I'll be on at 840am today!) 
I had just picked up Blueberry Jam from IKEA and thought it would make a great vinaigrette. I have a raspberry dressing I like a lot - so why not blueberries? Once I opened the jam - I knew I was in for something delicious! The jam was packed with blueberries and was super thick - I might have dove in and tried some. :-)

(Also - all the IKEA jams are on sale through February 15 for $2.99 (instead of $3.99)! Stop in the IKEA Food Market and grab one or all four!)

Salad dressings are so easy to make - it's a wonder why we ever buy them at the store?! Blueberry Vinaigrette is pretty simple and uses just four ingredients: blueberry jam (or preserves), dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar and olive oil - boom you're done!

Now I don't typically get out the blueberry jam and think - let's throw some mustard in there! But trust me - it works... You whisk the blueberry, mustard, vinegar and little water together - then slowly add the olive oil. Whisky whisk and you're done!

 I could probably just eat it by the spoon! 

 I dunked a hunk of romaine just to see how it was and I knew I had something good here! 

It's really great on any salad - but one with fruits or juicy vegetables like these grape tomatoes and some cheese like feta or goat are especially good! Plus since you made the dressing yourself - you know exactly what's in it!

Blueberry Vinaigrette

1/4 cup blueberry jam
1 T Dijon Mustard
1 T Balsamic Vinegar
1/8 cup water
1/8 cup olive oil

Whisk together blueberry, mustard, vinegar and water. Slowly whisk in oil. Refrigerate for up to one week. Shake before serving. Makes enough for 3-4 salads.
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