Camu Camu is a tropical fruit native to the Amazonian jungle in Peru and other parts of South America.  This jungle berry packs 60 times the vitamin C content of an orange, making it an immune-boosting powerhouse!

While fresh camu fruit is difficult to find in the United States, after harvest, the fruit is juiced and freeze-dried into a nutrient-packed powder, newly available in the US.  The tart and fruity flavor pairs well with other fruits, both acidic and sweet, and makes a delicious addition to sauces and dressings where you might otherwise use lemon juice or vinegar.

Camu Camu Raspberry Vinaigrette

Serves: 10-12

Ingredients:

½ cup raspberries, fresh

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup red wine vinegar

¼ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground

½ teaspoon thyme, dried

½ teaspoon camu camu powder

1 tablespoon agave nectar

Tools:

Blender

Spatula

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until combined.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let flavors marinate before serving.

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