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Strawberries, Peaches, and Basil with Orange Vinaigrette

Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Hands-on time 18 mins
Total time 18 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Dan Barber, the chef of the acclaimed locavore restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York, created the first dessert vinaigrette I had encountered. This is an adaptation of his recipe, which incorporated much more olive oil and melted butter. The warm vinaigrette releases an intoxicating perfume when poured over the fresh fruit. Serve within 20 minutes of preparing for maximum flavor and optimal temperature.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 large ripe peach or nectarine, cut into 16 wedges
  • 1/4 cup small fresh basil leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 163
  • fat 4.2 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 2.1 g
  • carbohydrate 32.5 g
  • fiber 4.4 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 39 mg
  • calcium 36 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 15 minutes). Add oil and salt to pan, stirring with a whisk. Let stand 2 minutes.

  2. Combine berries and peach in a large bowl. Add juice mixture, stirring gently. Sprinkle with basil.

Cook's Notes

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