Huckleberry Vinaigrette

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Huckleberry Vinaigrette adds a rich and elegant presentation to any salad. Excellent as a marinade too! Absolutely bursting with wild huckleberries. It is also incredibly healthy and simple to make. Tart huckleberries meld with just a touch of honey and balsamic vinegar to make an irresistibly delicious huckleberry vinaigrette.

Huckleberry Vinaigrette adds a great berry flavor with an extra zing to your favorite summer salad. I cannot say enough about this dressing. It is SO delicious.

Where to find huckleberries

If there is one thing I absolutely love it’s huckleberries. Venturing up into the mountains in late summer and spending the day picking berries under a cool canopy of green trees is calming and fulfilling. Eating the berries is the very next best thing.

Huckleberry is the native fruit of North America. The fruit appears in various dark colors such as red, blue and black and each berry measures 5-10mm in diameter. The fruit is completely edible and possesses a unique sweet taste. These berries are used as a major flavoring agent in juice, tea, soup, pudding, pie, pancakes and jam.

The best and most fun way to get huckleberries is to pick your own. They can usually be found in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and even Alaska and northern California. They are also found in some ares in Alberta and British Columbia in Canada. Huckleberries grow exclusively in rich, mid to high elevation forest zones, in shade or semi shady sites. 

Health Benefits of Huckleberries

High in vitamin C, Huckleberries protect the body against immune deficiencies, cardiovascular diseases, prenatal health problems, and eye diseases. An excellent source of vitamin A and B, huckleberries are great for promoting a healthy metabolism which in turn helps reduce the risk of stroke. It is also used for treating pain and healing heart disease and infections.

Not exactly what you are looking for? Try these other excellent salad dressings: Whole30 Homemade Ranch, Creamy Horseradish Dressing or Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Vinaigrette.

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Huckleberry Vinaigrette

huckleberry vinaigrette

Make this huckleberry vinaigrette recipe in less than 5 minutes!!

  • Author: MS Wellness Route
  • Prep Time: 1
  • Total Time: 3
  • Yield: 1.5 cup
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

1 cup huckleberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. In your blender add everything except the olive oil and blend.
  2. After about one minute continue blending and slowly drizzle the olive oil into the blender.
  3. Depending on what type of blender you have it should be a total of about two minutes.

Notes

Don’t fill your jar all the way to the top, leave some room for shaking later.You can store this in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Keywords: Huckleberry Vinaigrette

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