Basil-Infused Vinaigrette Recipe

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low fat, low calorie – low carbohydrate recipe

 

This Basil-Infused Vinaigrette recipe is excellent served on vine-ripened tomatoes from your home garden.  There is nothing like the smell of basil – one of the most recognized fragrances of summer.  Basil has become one of the most popular herbs in the garden today.  It is my favorite herb, especially in the summer and autumn when vine-ripen tomatoes are available.

There are many types of basil, which vary in size, color, and flavor.  All can be used for culinary purposes. If you are not lucky enough to grow your own basil, it can be found in your supermarket.  Look for evenly colored, bright green leaves with no sign of wilting or dark spots.

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Basil-Infused Vinaigrette Recipe

 

Basil Infused Vinaigrette Recipe:

Basil-Infused Vinaigrette Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0

Yield: 1/2 cup

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, divided*
2 tablespoons good-quality balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon red wine
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons grainy-style mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and coarsely-ground pepper to taste

* Learn all about using fresh basil in your cooking.

 

Instructions:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat olive oil; remove from heat and add 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves.  Stir to coat the leaves.  Let cool slightly.

Add balsamic vinegar, red wine, water, and lemon juice.  Cover and let sit overnight.

The next day, strain out the basil leaves and discard.  Add mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper.

Just before serving, add remaining 1/4 cup freshly-chopped basil leaves.

Recipe makes 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) - 1 tablespoon per serving.
Each Serving Totals - 1 Fat Grams, 2.2 carbohydrates, 41 calories

 

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