Ashley’s Wild Maine Blueberry Vinaigrette // Well-Fed Farm // Searsmont, ME
Balsamic isn’t balsamic unless it’s from Modena, and while blueberries can’t boast the same governmental protections (yet), everyone knows the best — the truest — are Maine-grown. And so while Ashley went to Italy for this dressing’s oil and vinegar, everything else, from the tangy kick of mustard to the sweet kiss of honey, is local. Even the sea salt comes from Maine’s rocky coast. And while big-batch vins are boiled, this one’s sweetened, spiced, and gently blended. Drizzle on watermelon, mint, and a hunk of grilled halloumi for the perfect fresh, fruity side.