Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette


I specifically made this dressing for this Grilled Romaine Salad we had recently and it truly made the perfect topping for the combination of flavors going on in the dish.  But, honestly, it would be equally as good on just about any other kind of salad.  I'm hoping to try it out again soon on my favorite go-to salad consisting of fresh spinach leaves, red onion, toasted pine nuts, fresh tomatoes and Gorgonzola cheese....I can only imagine how delectable it will be!

This is one of the easiest and most flavorful dressings I've ever made!  Seriously guys, if you've never made homemade salad dressing, you should really give it a shot.  With just a few staple ingredients from the pantry, you can convert a typical salad into extraordinary by just replacing your store-bought dressing for fresh ingredients and complimentary flavors!  It not only saves you money, but they're better for you, they're easy to make and you can change up the flavors however and whenever you want!

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

1 - 14.5oz. can Diced Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1 clove Garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp. Fresh Basil, chopped
1/2 cup Olive Oil

In a food processor or blender, combine the tomatoes, vinegar, garlic, basil and olive oil; blend well.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Source: Adapted from Bobby Flay


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