I sure do love salad in the summer. What I don’t love is store bought salad dressings. I’ll admit it, I’m a control freak. I like to control how salty, sweet, spicy my food should be. Packaged foods like bottle salad dressings don’t let me have control.
This recipe is fantastic. I used a coconut white balsamic vinegar I got at Oro Di Oliva in Wauwautosa, WI. This gave the dressing such a wonderful undertone.
All the veg and herbs came from Highcross Farm. They truly have the best produce in the world. I may be a little biased.
- 1 cup of loose fresh basil
- 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar of your choice
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons mayonaise, I used light mayo
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- S & P to taste
I put everything into the food processor and let it rip until it reached a nice creamy, chunky consistency.
I spooned some over thinly sliced tomato and cucumber from Highcross Farm. Heaven.
This is a perfect, light dish for this ridiculously hot Wisconsin weather we are having.