Charred Strawberry Vinaigrette

Cuisinart original
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.


Makes 4 cups


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

Nutritional information

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


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.