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Charred Strawberry Vinaigrette

This dressing adds flair to simple mixed greens, is a light marinade for fish, and can also be used as a dipping sauce for egg rolls or fried seafood."


1 1⁄3 cups vegetable oil, divided
4 cups hulled and halved strawberries
10 large basil leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar


Put ½ teaspoon of the oil into a small sauté pan set over high heat. Once the oil begins to smoke, add the strawberries. Brown evenly on all sides. Remove and put into the jar of your Cuisinart® PowerEdge® 1000 Watt Blender. Auto Pulse on Low for 10 seconds or until roughly chopped; scrape sides of jar. Add the basil, cumin, salt, pepper and vinegar; run on High and blend for 20 seconds. While running, add the remaining oil and let blend for 25 seconds.

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Makes 4 cups

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 88 (92% from fat) • carb. 2g • pro. 0g • fat 9g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 134mg • calc. 4mg • fiber 0g

This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
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