Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

August 9, 2011

A bright spot in the sweltering heat is that it’s harvest season.  As you’ve seen here, I’ve been trying to make the most of it this year and the freezer is filling up fast….

This was one of the many things I made with the basil harvest…since I prefer sage pesto, I like to use basil in other ways…..

I’ve started pre-washing out on the deck to get the critters off before coming inside…I don’t use insecticides so the basil gets pretty buggy….

The Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette has been the favorite of the season…and it’s crazy easy.

Get all these into a small food processor or blender…

1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar

1 cup olive oil

1 cup basil leaves

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon sugar or stevia

Press ON.  Done.

It’s that easy and you can’t buy anything that tastes that good.  While not a traditional caprese, this stuff is great with some fresh tomatoes and mozzarella……

I started using chalkboard contact paper throughout my pantry a few months ago and I love the flexibility.

UPDATE: You can buy chalkboard contact paper here. and I’ve posted more info about it here.

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9 thoughts on “Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

  1. Callista

    Yum! I might have to try your caprese salad idea. I love caprese salads, and am always looking at different ways to change them up.

    I love the second photo. The idea of chalkboard contact paper is brilliant. It seems a lot cheaper than buying pre-labeled jars on Etsy.

  2. ModFruGal Post author

    It is cheap, easy and so flexible. If I make a batch of lemonade and want to make OJ in the same bottle next time, no problem. Switching out your pasta bin for quinoa is not an issue! No more struggling with labels and goo-gone. I obviously love it.

  3. Kris

    YUM. I have a bumper crop of basil, too, so will have to try this! And chalkboard contact paper?? LOVE. Thanks for that tip!

  4. nkp

    That sounds delicious. I make my own vinaigrette, as well, but I think it’s time to switch up my go-to recipe. I think my kiddos will love this too! Thanks, lady!

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