Hopefully you were all able to catch Sarah Wight’s Instagram Live Broadcast last Friday on our channel (@BermudianMagazine) during which Sarah made her favourite go-to vinaigrette. In case you weren’t able to watch, here is her recipe for Mason Jar Vinaigrette using fresh local honey, lemon juice and capers.
This is my go-to vinaigrette that I make once a week and keep in the fridge at home for easy weeknight meals. You can use it on arugula, wild smoked salmon and quinoa or use over spinach, roasted butternut squash and chicken.
Store bought vinaigrettes often use refined oils (canola, soybean or sunflower oils), excess sugar and preservatives. A simple mason jar vinaigrette can upgrade your health by providing good for you oils (olive oil is rich in oleic acid) and antioxidants. I use lemon juice and zest for a boost of vitamin C, and raw honey from Passion Fields which is real life liquid gold. Raw honey has immune modulating affects, too.
Many vitamins, such as Vitamin A found in butternut squash and sweet potato are fat soluble which means they need to be paired with a small source of fat. ENJOY!
Mason Jar Vinaigrette
1⁄2 cup olive oil
4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp. lemon juice and zest (organic if you use the zest)
3 tbsp. raw honey
1⁄4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 clove of garlic, minced
1⁄4 cup parsley
1⁄4 cup capers, chopped
1⁄2 tsp. sea salt
Fresh black pepper
Add to a mason jar and stir or shake until completely mixed. Store in the fridge for up to 7 days and enjoy on everything.
Sarah Wight is a qualified Nutritional Therapist. Follow her on instagram at swnutrition.bm