Recipe by pianocook
"This delicious dressing instantly became my favorite. It is fast and very easy to make."
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fresh basil leaves, chopped
chopped fresh garlic
grated Parmesan cheese
Okay I really hate to give a recipe a bad review espically if we just didn't care for the "outcome" of a recipe. This dressing is very thick, and very strong. It really over powers the flavors of the salad. Not what I expected from a vinaigrette. But with that being said I am going to give it a higher rating because it is awesome on grilled chicken and pasta. I didn't want to throw it away so I mixed it in with some left over pasta, grilled chicken, and parmeasean cheese. It tasted almost like pesto but lower in calories and fat. So give it a try on your pasta and skip in it as a salad dressing.
This is VERY thick as written. You have to play with the ingredients as stated. I had to keep adding vinegar and oil to this plus a bit of sugar to get the desired taste and consistency.
Everyone loved this! Had with a simple salad of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and celery. Did not make any changes. :)
Since I scaled this down to just two servings, I was unable to prepare this using a blender as there wasn't enough there to work with! So I chopped up everything real fine, then put Hubs to work with a mortar and pestle, which did the trick nicely. As I slowly drizzled in the olive oil it came together into a nice, rich emulsion. This was really good - both the fresh basil and garlic are evident, but neither overpowers. It is thicker than the typical vinaigrette as some reviewers commented, but I had no problem lightly dressing the salad with it.
This is an EXCELLENT salad dressing, but it IS very thick. As I was pouring it into a 'Good Seasons' bottle, I took a cue from that tried and true recipe and added a bit of water. Just 2T was enough to make it smoother, but still hearty enough to cling to the greens. I look forward to trying it on pasta. Also, taste before salting. I opted to completely leave it out.
This vinaigrette was delicious! I loved the balsamic vinager in it! and the basil gave it a very fresh taste!
This was great. I'll never buy a store brand again!!!
As a salad dressing, way too thick...as a spread for grilled chicken, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella and baby spinach on whole wheat hoagie rolls, absolutely delicious!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Garlic and Basil Vinaigrette
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 167
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