This simple but incredibly flavorful vinaigrette recipe came out of necessity. My neighbor's kumquat tree was loaded with fruit, and I ended up with quite a few. I can only eat so many kumquats, so I needed to use them up. I could have gone a more traditional route and candied the kumquats, but I think this dressing is much more interesting. And delectable. If you cannot get the Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar, substitute 1/3 cup orange juice and 3/4 cup champagne vinegar. —CherylDLee
kumquats, quartered and seeded
Trader Joe’s Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar
extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
In This Recipe
In a food processor or blender, pulse the kumquats, fennel seeds and vinegar until the kumquats are roughly pureed.
Slowly add the olive oil with the machine running, until the dressing is emulsified. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve the vinaigrette over your favorite leafy greens, with a steamed artichoke, as a dipping sauce for vegetables, or as a light sauce for chicken or fish.