Recipe: Salad with basil vinaigrette

Salads with aromatic herbs
July 28, 2011

BasilWhat to do with a small basil harvest, too little to prepare the pesto, but too much to use as a condiment, few leaves at a time?
I had harvested some vegetables and greens to be consumed raw in a salad, so I decided to use basil for an aromatic dressing.

This vinaigrette is the perfect dressing for many salads. If you are curious, I used sorrel, purslane, rainbow and rhubarb chards, purple beauty pepper, cucumber Crystal lemon and some lemon plum tomatoes.

Salad with basil vinaigrette

Salad with basil vinaigrette

For the salad: sorrel, purslane, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, salad of your choice.

For the vinaigrette:
10g basil (about half cup)
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp mustard seeds

Beat the olive oil with white vinegar. Add mustard seeds, chopped basil and salt.
Cut the salad into small pieces, put it in a salad bowl and dress with the basil vinaigrette.

Bruschetta and roasted chilies with calamint sauceTwo years ago:

Bruschetta and roasted chilies with calamint sauce

Souper SundaysThis goes to Deb from Kahakai Kitchen who's hosting the weekly event Souper Sundays (now Soup, Salad and Sammie Sundays).


Author: DebinHawaii (URL)

I think I could just eat that vinaigrette with a spoon it looks so good. Thanks for sharing your salad and dressing at Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

Author: Carol (URL)

Your salad looks so good, so fresh from the garden, delicious dressing!

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