Basil French Dressing, a flavorful vinaigrette.
Basil French Vinaigrette Dressing
Hi. It's Lois at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you about my Basil French Dressing. This vinaigrette is a slightly sweet, aromatic dressing 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.
Grow Your Own Basil
My basil grows best on my porch, close to the house, where it gets a bit of shade in the afternoon. It is an herb that you can easily grow. It droops when it needs water and I have learned not to over- or under-water it.
I use basil in lots of recipes. It has a slight licorice flavor and is good in salad dressings, on pizza, and in Ratatouille. When cooking with basil, add it at the end of the cooking cycle to enhance the flavor.
What You Need
What you need is measuring cups and spoons, but what you want is a wonderful salad bowl and dishes to serve your family and friends. And an espresso machine, because everyone deserves to drink great coffee. Whatever you buy, get the best you can afford (or maybe a little better than you can afford). You won't regret it.
Salad Dressing Recipe
Basil French Dressing
- ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ 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.
Basil French Salad Dressing Nutrition Information
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