RECIPE IDEA: Basil French Dressing, Lovely Vinaigrette
Hi. It’s Lois at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you about my Basil French Dressing. I decided to make this dressing for supper today, mainly because I discovered that I didn’t have any pictures of it in the blog post. So I’m reposting this recipe with pictures. I put the original post up in 2011. But the vinaigrette is still just as tasty this time around!
But before I do that, let me tell you about my gift. My daughter Erin and her partner sent me a fun present for my birthday and Mother’s Day today. They sent me a Nook (electronic reader). It’s very cool. Now if I can just figure out how to use it…
I’m kidding, of course. It’s not hard to use. I’ve figured out lots of things already about it. Surprisingly, it didn’t take me long to connect it to WI-FI and discover I can access my email on it. The challenge will be to avoid buying apps and ebooks frequently. I did buy one book today, the new James Patterson book. But I would have bought it anyway eventually. With the Nook you can also share your books with your friends, so that’s kind of fun. Since I played with my new “toy” quite awhile tonight, I’m giving you a very simple recipe today. Enjoy!
And Now The Recipe
This Basil French Dressing is a slightly sweet, aromatic vinaigrette for a variety of salads. When the basil is in season, it makes a wonderful dressing for a salad of mesculin greens, dried cranberries and walnuts or pecans. Hey. That sounds like a good salad for tonight. Or maybe a simple Green Salad would be tasty.
Read on for recipe and nutrition…
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon dried basil or 3 Tbl chopped fresh basil
- 1 clove of garlic, split
- Place all ingredients in a cruet or glass jar with a lid.
- Shake to blend well.
- Refrigerate at least one hour or overnight to let the flavor develop.