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Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette

Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad dressing #recipe

Have you ever wanted to cook with lavender? Grow lavender? I have been trying both for two years now. Last year, my plants didn’t get very big. I only got a couple blossoms and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with them, so really all my efforts were in vain because I never used my precious lavender plants.

This year, I fertilized them! They grew quite a bit bigger (though nowhere near the size you see in the pictures) and there are several blossoms. I vowed I wasn’t going to let my “crop” go to waste this time. Silly me, I never thought to use those lovely leaves in my cooking last year! I knew they were edible and I knew you COULD use them, but somehow I didn’t get around to it until after the season was over and my beloved lavender plants were buried under the snow.

Lavender sounded like the perfect thing to “dress up” a salad dressing, so I decided to try it in my honey white wine vinaigrette because there’s a particular salad I have in mind for it. It tastes light and floral and delightful. Just perfect for my pear salad … I think it would be really good as a chicken or seafood marinade as well.

Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • A sprig of fresh lavender leaves, chopped fine (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients except the olive oil.
  2. While whisking, pour a thin stream of olive oil into the dressing. Whisk a bit more to make sure everything is good and mixed.
  3. Store in a sealed bottle in the fridge for up to a month.

Notes

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Honey White Wine Lavender Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad dressing #recipe

This recipe was shared at Scrumptious Sunday and What to Do Weekends.

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4 Responses

  1. i have loads of lavender and love cooking with it, but i must say i like your addition of rice vinegar, sounds like a super recipe. if you want other ideas look at my blog index under lavender. THE best cookbook i have ever found is the lavender cookbook by sharon shipley, fabulous recipes to expand your palette, run to buy that book!

    September 30, 2013 at 8:45 am

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