I love it that we have such an extended growing season here in Florida. Though many gardens are no longer abundant with basil, our local community garden is so I thought I would make this simple salad over the holidays. If you don’t have basil growing in your area, you can usually find it fresh at your local farmer’s market or grocery store.
Once you get the hang of this salad dressing, you can easily vary it by adding a little of your favorite FRESH herb (basil,rosemary, thyme, parsley, tarragon, or a combination), add sun-dried tomatoes, or use a different flavor of vinegar (red wine, white wine, or raspberry). The salad is also absolutely delicious with grill eggplant, zucchini, or any other vegetable you enjoy.
The dressing is excellent served on a tossed salad, organic greens, or grilled meat. Also great as a dip for fresh baked bread!