In case you missed it last week here is the Basil-Thyme Vinaigrette recipe from the cookbook Against all Grain by Danielle Walker that was briefly included in my blog post, Reasons to Make Your Own Healthy Salad Dressings. The recipe was temporarily removed and I am so excited to be able to share it with you again reprinted with special permission! Danielle provides a similar recipe on her blog Against All Grain, Cobb Salad with Basil Vinaigrette but I have to admit I am totally in love with the cookbook version of this salad dressing. I whip up a fresh batch of this vinaigrette once or twice a week in merely minutes, and as soon as it runs out I am asked to make more!
Homemade dressings or vinaigrettes are so easy and quick to make and best of all you control the quality of the ingredients that go into it, SO WORTH IT!! No additives, no preservatives, no artificial colouring, no refined sugars, and no GMO crop, highly processed oils!! Unfortunately, without all the chemicals the homemade versions don't last as long in the fridge as the store bought ones. But let me tell you, this homemade version has such a sweet yet tangy flavour I don't worry about shelf life as I know it definitely won't last long in the fridge around here!
Basil Thyme Vinaigrette Recipe
1. Place all the ingredients, except the oil, in a blender or small food processor and puree until smooth
2. With the blender running, slowly pour in the oil in a steady stream
3. Continue blending for 15 seconds to fully incorporate the oil
Recipe © Danielle Walker, Against All Grain | Reprinted with permission
Danielle Walker's cookbook "Against All Grain" was my go to cookbook when I first started on my journey to better eating and eliminating certain foods and ingredients from my diet. I love everything about the book, it's informative, offers tips and brand suggestions and each recipe has an accompanying picture (I love that!) The cookbook afforded me to change how I ate but not have to give up on my once "normal" foods! Danielle is quite the recipe artist, I have loved every recipe I have tried!
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