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Basic 5 Ingredient Jam Vinaigrette Recipe

Looking for a simply delicious vinaigrette that comes together in mere moments? You've come to the right place.

We might be a little biased, but we adore jam-based vinaigrettes. With so many varieties of jam on the market, you can make a vinaigrette suitable to dress just about anything. This recipe is endlessly riff-able and easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled for dressing a salad, glazing your favorite protein, or sautéing fresh or frozen veggies.

Use up what's left of a jam jar in the fridge or shop our many jam varieties here.

P.S. Sometimes we make a batch of jam that doesn't quite set. We sell these jam "glazes" at a discount. They make the perfect base for this vinaigrette. You can check our current jam glaze offerings in our sale section.

Basic 5 Ingredient Jam Vinaigrette

Cook Time: 5 minutes Yields: Approximately 6 servings

1 rounded tablespoon jam

1/8 c. grapeseed oil*

1/8 c. olive oil

2 tsp. dijon mustard

2 tbsp. white wine or complementary vinegar**


Fresh lemon juice to taste

1 tbsp. chopped fresh complementary herbs***


1. Measure all ingredients into a mason jar.

2. Shake vigorously until thoroughly combined.****

3. Serve -- that's really it! Refrigerate any leftovers immediately.

Notes & Variations

*We use grapeseed oil because it remains liquid when refrigerated. If you prefer not to use grapeseed oil, you can use all olive oil for a total of 1/4 c. olive oil. To serve after refrigerating, allow to warm for a few minutes on the count. Shake vigorously to recombine.

**We like to complement our fruit flavors with the vinegar. For a few examples...white wine vinegar goes well with peaches and pears, balsamic vinegar goes well with strawberries or blueberries, and champagne vinegar goes well with blackberries, strawberries, or pears. Unsure? White wine vinegar is fairly neutral and works well with just about anything.

***We love adding fresh herbs to vinaigrette! If you're using a jam that has herbs in it, adding a tablespoon of the same fresh herb can really help the flavor to POP.

****Shaking vigorously should do a fine job, but you may still see some separation. If you'd like full emulsification, we recommend mixing in a small pot and using an emulsion blender.

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