My son has some serious issues with textures. He loves to touch soft things like blankets, cheeks, and I can’t leave out lovely apricots. Do you remember me telling you about that episode? 😀 Okay, so he likes the feel of soft things, but can’t tolerate soft foods. I mean he literally gags! Forget trying to get him to eat a bowl of oatmeal or mashed potatoes. That’s just not going to happen, I know… I tested him. Now, I notice he squeezes all fruits before eating. You should see this guy with grapes! He will squeeze every grape before he eats one, because only the hard plump grapes will do. Lately, I’ve been pushing the apples quite a bit around here, because they are nutritious and I bought way too many 😀 Guess who isn’t going to eat a soft apple? You got it…my son. So, what do you do with a mealy apple…make a salad dressing!
If you know me, you know I’m not one for tossing the apple peel away. No need to peel here, just dice the apple and blend it up. When’s the last time you had a salad dressing with fiber? 😀
I made a mixed green salad with crisp apples, crumbled feta cheese, and walnuts. It was a perfect combination.
- ½ cup rice vinegar
- 1 medium Braeburn or Jazz apple, finely diced
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- 1 packet stevia
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- In the emulsion blender cup or any large cup add rice vinegar and apple. Blend until smooth.
- Add the white wine vinegar, stevia, and salt. Blend until incorporated.
- With the blender on, slowly add the oil to create an emulsion.
Wow! This Apple Vinaigrette is delicious! I love the color and the speckles of red. It is light and fruity, with a good balance of vinegar to the sweet apple. If I may…it appleliciously delightful. 😀