Created by: Chef Keith Snow
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Recommended Beverage: pino grigio
This is a delicious and refreshing summer vinaigrette. Use Fresh Basil – grown in your garden is best. Use this vinaigrette not only on salads, also on tomatoes, chicken, and other grilled items.
1/2 small shallott sliced roughly
1 small garlic clove
1 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1 tbs Dijon mustard I use Maille
3 tbs red wine vinegar
9 tbs pure olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
1-Peel and coarsely chop the shallot and garlic. Add all ingredients into a mason jar and blend with an immersion blender until creamy. A blender could be used in the absence of an immersion blender. Add more vinegar if the mixture is too thick.
Chef’s Notes: A blender could be used in the absence of an immersion blender. Add more vinegar or even cold water if the mixture is too thick. Other optional additions are Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese.[/private]