My search has ended...temporarily at least.
I recently found this recipe for an easy peasy vinaigrette.
I have been looking for something like this that is simple to put together and would require ingredients most often already in my pantry or refrigerator.
I tried it the other night and it was like my taste buds had been awakened after a million years of slumber. I might be exaggerating a wee bit...but trust me...this is a wonderful and simple recipe.
Your salad will request it as well as your tasting buds.
So...jot this one down and file it under Taste Buds Favorites
Here it is:
BASIL PARMESAN VINAIGRETTE
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp salt
2 tblsp balsamic vinegar (i tend to use a little more than this)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
3 tblsp fresh basil
1/2 ounce parmesan cheese, finely grated
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
Mince garlic clove and then mash to a paste with 1/4 tsp salt.
Add to bowl.
Then, whisk together with garlic paste the vinegar, lemon, basil, parmesan, salt and pepper.
Add in olive oil in a slow stream all the while whisking the ingredients together.
I serve this on a green salad with red onion, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, parmesan cheese and homemade croutons.
If you try it...let me know what you think.
I bet you get hooked on it too!
Enjoy!(...just re-discovered the source for the vinaigrette from sarahs fab day and I do beleive she found it on Domestic Reflections site...)