SALAD DRESSING FRESH BASIL VINAIGRETTE

BASIL IS NOT AS POTENT AS OTHER HERBS, SO YOU NEED TO USE AN ENTIRE BUNCH.

SALAD DRESSING FRESH BASIL VINAIGRETTE

Photo by David M.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • ¾

    cup olive oil

  • 2

    cups chopped fresh basil

  • 1

    shallot, peeled

  • 1

    garlic clove, peeled

  • ¼

    cup red wine vinegar

  • ¼

    cup water

  • ½

    tsp salt

  • ¼

    tsp pepper

  • 2

    TSP Dijon ustard

Directions

1. Heat 1/4 cup oil with 1 cup basil in medium saucepan over medium heat until basil turns bright green and small bubbles appear, 2 or 3 minutes, Turn off heat and steep 5 mins. 2. Process shallot, garlic vinegar, water, salt, pepper and mustard in blender until garlic and shallot are finely chopped, about 15 seconds. With blender running, slowly add remaining oil and steeped basil oil and continue to process until dressing is smooth and emulsified, about 15 seconds. Pack remaining 1 cup basil into blender and process until dressing is smooth, about 15 seconds. Can be ref. in airtight container up to 3 days.


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