Wednesday, February 25, 2009


We love salad at our dinner table... and we eat them on a regular basis. DH likes all the extra stuff I throw in... and it makes for a filling salad. But... DH has a food allergy... and it's to Soy. Most salad dressings have soy oil in them... go ahead and read the label... there is soy in it! (Mayo also has soy in it as well.)

We do eat bottled dressings... but DH does have to take an allergy tablet when doing so. I even have a little vial of them on my key ring for when we go out for dinner. So... I pulled this recipe out of my memory... it's one that I love and it's very tasty and fragrant! Lemon Basil Vinagrette!

Here are the ingredients... very simple to make:

Juice of 1 Large fresh Lemon
1/4 C sugar or 2 or 3 sweetener packets
1 tsp dry basil leaves
1 tsp miced garlic (You can use the minced stuff in the jar!)
pinch of salt
cracked black pepper
1/3-1/2 C olive oil

(If it's tart... add a little more sugar)
Place all ingredients into a small jar, cover and shake to emulsify.

Chill for about 1 hour before using to bring out flavors and pour over salad greens!

It's great on chilled romaine and a little Parmesan cheese!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!



Egghead said...

This looks so good and easy (that is what I need). Thanks and I am loving your blog.

Pearl said...

thanks for the salad recipe :)