Monday, July 29, 2013

Recipe: Cherry Basil Vinaigrette

A recipe?  It has been a long time but I am still in it!  In fact, I have been working on several of them.  This one was a spur of the moment addition that turned out fantastic and just in time for cherry season here in Georgia.  It was a rice aromatic dressing that seems quite mature and delicate, not to be heaped on your salad.  A little goes a long way.  Sweet, tangy, and delicious!

Cherry Basil Vinaigrette

10 bing cherries (pits removed)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of basil (chopped)
1/2 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon of garlic (chopped)
1/4 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth and there are no large pieces of garlic, basil or cherry.  Chill for about 30 minutes and drizzle over salad.

1 comment:

Alessandra said...

Very original and what a beautiful color!