You know the pesky little bit of jam languishing in a jar in the back of your fridge? Don’t toss it out, but instead add a few ingredients, shake it vigorously, and you’ve got a delicious, fresh salad dressing. Think apricot or blueberry with pork, citrus with chicken, strawberry with fresh sliced strawberries and feta cheese for a delicious summer meal…..you get the idea! Try making it with this recipe for Orange Jalapeno Jelly.
1 rounded tablespoon, or a little more, of the jam or jelly left in the bottom of the jar
To the jar, add:
2 tsp. Dijon mustard, or your favourite Smak Dab mustard
2 tbsp. White wine or apple cider vinegar, or juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Optional add ins: finely chopped shallot, minced garlic clove, freshly grated ginger (would be exceptional in a citrus jam), a spoonful of chopped fresh herbs