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Italian Dressing with Basil

No recipe image available.Toss this flavorful, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar dressing on lettuce, vegetable or pasta salads. Try it on a simple salad of thinly sliced red onion rings and oranges.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large garlic clove
1/4 cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
6 to 8 fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. In blender container add garlic, parsley, basil and half the oil. Purée. Add remaining oil in thin stream. Finish with vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Makes about 1 cup.