Friday, February 22, 2013

Basil Vinaigrette

The show must go on while I repair the image-less posts, so here goes ...

The people I babysit for generously brought me a delicious salad one night when I came over. This is big for me because I'm not a huge salad person. It was mixed greens with quinoa, avocado, and melon with a basil vinaigrette. I've been imitating this salad for my work lunches and varying the salad ingredients, and the basil vinaigrette gives it a really nice bite.

Basil Vinaigrette
Adapted from: Simply Recipes


2/3 cup chopped basil leaves
1 shallot
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
3/4 olive oil
1 teaspon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar

1. In a food processor, combine the shallot, basil leaves, mustard, salt, and sugar and pulse several times to combine. Scrape down the sides of the processor, add the vinegar, and pulse again.

2. Gradually add in the olive oil (if you have the opening in your food processor, cover it with your hand while pulsing as mixture will splatter). Scrape the sides of the processor down again and pulse until everything is pureed. 

1 comment:

  1. I love homemade salad dressings! Makes you want to never purchase a store bought brand of dressing again once you taste how fresh a dressing can be!