Dress for Success: Basil Dressing

Splashy, classy or saucy, salad dressings amplify the flavor of your favorite fruits and vegetables.


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Nothing equals the flavor of fresh basil in summer. Serve this over fresh avocados, tomato wedges, a bit of diced green onion and your choice of salad greens. MAKES ABOUT 1/4 CUP

• 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
• 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
• Dash salt and pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon sugar
• 2 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
• 3 tablespoons olive oil

Combine vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, sugar and basil. Using a whisk, gradually beat in oil until mixed.

Jim Long is the author of The Best Dressed Salad (Long Creek Herbs, 2006). Contact Jim via our website, www.herbcompanion.com/contributors.

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