Lilikoi Chia Seed salad Dressing

From the story:
How to Grow a Farmer
First-Generation Farmer Erin Eno Finds Community
Through Growing Food on Mount Diablo

Story and photos by Austin Price

Lilikoi (aka passion fruit) is in season from July/August through November. Packaged purée can be used if you want to try this now, but tuck this recipe away for a summer salad.

Makes about 1 cup salad dressing

2 tablespoons lilikoi purée*
1 clove garlic
1 pinch salt
2 teaspoons good quality Dijon mustard
¾ cup grape seed or light flavored olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon honey

Blend all dressing ingredients (except chia seeds) in a small food processor until combined. Add chia seeds and store in the fridge until ready to use. Pour dressing over salad greens right before serving.

*Erin Eno says, “With the fresh fruit, you just cut it in half and scoop out the flesh, seeds and all. You could take out the seeds, but I like the crunch.”