Jam Jar Vinaigrette

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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


To the jar, add all ingredients and shake vigorously.


Looking for the other recipes pictured above? Find them here:

Ice Box Buttermilk
Maple Balsamic
Creamy Maple Mustard
Chickpea Tahini
Caesar – Try our housemade Caesar dressing, available in our produce cooler section.