Red White and Blue Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing from @BlenderBabes
Red, Green, and Bleu Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Course: Dressing, Salad
Author: Deb Meier for Blender Babes
Ingredients
For the dressing:
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw turbinado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil first press, if possible
  • Salt and white pepper to taste if desired
For the salad:
  • 1 bunch of red leaf lettuce or any dark green that you desire, torn into pieces
  • 1 small red onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces crumbled bleu cheese I like the moister variety for this
  • Pomegranate seeds 1/4 pomegranate, pith and skin removed
  • 6 ounces chicken (optional)
Instructions
For the dressing:
  1. For Vitamix: Place the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and turbinado sugar in your Vitamix container. (Note: If using a compact 64oz Next Generation container, double the recipe). Start on Variable Speed 1, slowly increase to speed 10/High. With the Vitamix running, remove the inner lid plug and VERY SLOWLY add the olive oil in a thin stream. Continue pouring slowly until all the oil is in the blender container. Run for 10 more seconds then stop.
  2. For Blendtec: Place the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and turbinado sugar into your FourSide Jar. (Note: If using a WildSide jar, double the recipe.) Run the DRESSINGS/BATTERS cycle. While the cycle is running, remove the stopper and VERY SLOWLY add the olive oil in a thin stream. Continue pouring slowly until all of the oil is in the blender container.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste, and pulse three or four times to combine.

For the salad:
  1. Toss together the lettuce and red onion.
  2. Lightly toss in the crumbled bleu cheese.
  3. Top with the pomegranate seeds and (optional) chicken.

  4. Dress your Red, Green, and Bleu Salad to taste with dressing and ENJOY!
  5. All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
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