Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sweet Basil Dressing

Refreshing dressing for summer. That's all this girl asked for. I did my fair share of experimenting without many of the dressings turning out the way I hoped. Huge bummer. Especially when you're the one who gets stuck eating the "oopsies." I could do the obvious and buy one, but so many of them are chemical storms.

While flipping the pages of who knows what magazine, I skimmed an article detailing a cool, rejuvenating, spa-like 'basil lime-ade.' The cocktail incorporated fresh basil leaves and lime juice. Now, that sounded refreshing. Combining the powerful forces of basil and lime only makes sense for a dressing too, right??
I spent so much time turning that drink inspiration into a dressing, that I'm going to limit the chit chat and focus on (a few) pictures to document the adventure. 
Attempting to blend the ingredients in a food chopper...
Food chopper results...not very "dressing" like!
Blender worked MUCH better...
Sweet Basil Dressing
makes about 1cup of dressing

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 avocado
2 tablespoons sweet onion, chopped
1 cup basil, packed (add 1/4-1/3 spinach if you're not the biggest basil fan)
3 tablespoons sugar or agave nectar
3 limes, juiced

1. For best results, throw all ingredients into a blend and blend away until smooth.

1 comment:

  1. Cannot wait to try this! Hopefully all your experimenting with make it easy for me!