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    Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

    Fresh Basil Vinaigrette. Photo by CarolAT

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    15 mins

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    Galley Wench's Note:

    There's nothing better than freshly made salad dressings. This one is from my favorite magazine, Cook's Illustrated. Note: Heating fresh herbs in olive oil creates an herb-infused oil that offers a good foundation for the dressing.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 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 to 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      Turn off heat and steep 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Process shallot, garlic, vinegar, water, salt, pepper, and mustard in blender until garlic and shallot are finely chopped, about 15 seconds.
    4. 4
      With blender running, slowly add remaining oil and steeped basil oil and continue to process until dressing is smooth and emulsified, about 15 seconds.
    5. 5
      Pack remaining basil into blender and process until dressing is smooth, about 15 seconds.
    6. 6
      Dressing can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 3 days.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 30, 2008

      55

      What a delightful vinaigrette. The flavors are light enough to go on any type of salad. Had it tonight with mixed salad greens, fresh apple slices, and feta cheese. It was just right. Thanks for posting this great recipe. Made for ZWT4.

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    • on June 28, 2008

      55

      This is a wonderful vinaigrette! The flavors meld together just great. The combination of spices is perfect for our tastes. Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

    Serving Size: 1 (138 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 960.9
     
    Calories from Fat 972
    10%
    Total Fat 108.1 g
    166%
    Saturated Fat 14.9 g
    74%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 162.4 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 0.4 g
    0%

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