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Wildflower Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

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In this recipe, we wanted to show how versatile tea can be. Green tea lends itself beautifully to be infused in vinegar and can be used in a multitude of different ways. We were inspired by the subtle notes of citrus and spring flowers to create a vinaigrette perfect for a spring salad. The addition of chia seeds and tahini is a creative way to create texture in the dressing while adding healthy fats and nutrients.

Wildflower Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 24 hour steeping time

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Tea Forte Wildflower Honey Citrus loose leaf tea
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 tsp raw tahini
  • 1/4 cup water (see note)
  • 1 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Combine vinegar and loose leaf tea in a sealed glass jar and let steep at room temperature for 24 hours.
  2. Once steeped, strain the tea vinegar mixture into a clean jar. Compost or discard the tea leaves.
  3. Combine the tea-vinegar mixture and remaining ingredients (except olive oil) into a blender and blend until the chia seeds start to break down.
  4. With the blender on its lowest speed, slowly add the olive oil to emulsify the vinaigrette.
  5. Note: Adjust the amount of water to make the dressing thinner or thicker to your likeness
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Our mission is to create real food and drink that nourishes your body, feeds the soul, and inspires community. We believe that eating healthy, nourishing food is a fundamental starting place for living your best life. When we eat well, we live well, and we can do extraordinary things. Visit us at @laneyandLuCafe

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