You gotta try this easy, healthy and quick pumpkin balsamic vinaigrette for your Vitamix
Three ingredient Vitamix recipe for a seasonal vinaigrette. Need I say more?
Peep this pumpkin balsamic vinaigrette. The story behind it is something you’ve surely experienced.
The story of a thousand dressings
As it goes, I was grocery shopping and a dressing caught my eye. I looked on the back to see what was inside.
The basics were:
- Balsamic vinegar.
- Olive oil.
Okay, we’ll be making this for lunch today.
And so it went.
I used frozen pumpkin puree I had made for this pumpkin ice cream. But fresh (or canned) would have done just as well.
Threw together olive oil, balsamic, pumpkin, and voila — a delicious dressing.
Served it over fresh kale with some wild rice, pomegranate seeds, and candied walnuts (left over from our 7-course Thanksgiving).
Now that’s an impressive looking salad! Looking for more dressings? We’ve got tons in our vegan Vitamix recipe index.
Next time we make it, we’re going to try white balsamic to see if we can keep more of that pure orange color. Might throw in some dijon or pumpkin spice, who knows?! Sky is the limit.
UPDATE OCT 2017:
Just made this dressing again with white balsamic. As I thought, the color is brighter, a more pure orange.
I added horseradish because I was craving it and ya know what? It was delicious with the pumpkin. Add just a little bit to your mixture, you won’t regret it.
Topped with pecans because I used all of our walnuts for Muhammara Spread. Don’t know what that is? It’s worth the click.
I was making salads for just Lenny and I, so I used the 8 oz container on the Ascent A3500. Perfect amount of dressing for just two people.
Okay, here’s the updated photo. Pretty, eh?
Now go make it! 🙂
Useful tips for Pumpkin Balsamic Vinaigrette
A seasonal dressing with a hint of pumpkin.
- pumpkin puree - 2 parts
- olive oil - 2 parts
- balsamic vinegar - 1 part
- salt & pepper - to taste
- Add all ingredients into your Vitamix container (use the 32 oz, 20 oz, or 8 oz to make a small batch)
- Blend for 45 seconds
- Pour on all autumn-themed salads
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE