I know you’re probably asking me why I have baby food and no babies. I’ve got reasons- really! Baby food is a great substitute in lots of recipes that call for pureed fruit like muffins and smoothies, and it’s gone fancy now with organic ingredients and tasty blends of tropical fruits that I’d never even heard of as a kid. Even the jars are cuter and, well, I’m collecting them for a future post…
But, just because I don’t have babies, doesn’t mean all you awesome moms out there don’t have a dozen half eaten jars in your fridge right now that could be used for something else. So, how about a simple salad dressing?
This whip it up in a minute vinaigrette will impress friends and family and make your salads taste all gourmet and stuff. No one will ever guess they’re eating baby food, I promise.
I’ve tried this dressing with various fruit flavored baby food, and my favorite so far is Beech Nut Guava, Pear and Strawberry. Nummy! I recommend using a mild flavored vinegar so it won’t overwhelm the fruit flavors of the baby food. This dressing turns out to be lightly sweet, fruity and tangy, great for any salad.
I don’t know how well veggie flavors would work out for this recipe, not sure how tasty green pea vinaigrette would be. But hey, if you give it a try, let me know!
- 1 4oz jar of baby food (fruit)
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 2 TBS vinegar
- 1 TBS honey
- 1 tsp fresh tarragon (optional)
Blend all ingredients together well. Finely chop the tarragon and add to the dressing. Enjoy! Leftovers can be poured back in the baby food jar and stored in the fridge. Consume within 48 hours.
What do y’all think? Have you tried it? Is it weird? Have a baby food recipe you want to share? Let me know in the comments!