I've blogged about this recipe before on my old blog but thought it was worthy of another post! I found this recipe through google when I was looking for a copy cat recipe. Like most other recipes I've tweaked it a little to fit my taste. But one thing is for sure- this is zesty and delicious!
Whenever I make homemade salad dressings I always wonder to myself why I don't do this more often. They are so easy to make and taste SO much better than the bottled stuff you get at the grocery store that's so full of preservatives it doesn't even taste good.
I whipped this up in the blender a couple of hours before dinner and let it sit in the refrigerator to let the flavors marry. It could be just my imagination, but I think they're very happy together. ;)
2/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons of orange juice (or water if you don't have juice)
2 tablespoons of salad vinegar (or red wine)
3-4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon of course ground mustard
Juice of one lemon
Juice of one lime
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp of pepper
After the ingredients are blended well add:
1 tsp of dried basil
1 tablespoon of dried cilantro
********** If you have fresh herbs on hand by all means use that! When I first made this recipe it was in the middle of winter and I didn't have any fresh herbs. But yesterday I gathered herbs from the garden. Instead of using measuring spoons I just used a hand full of each- maybe a 1/4 cup.
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!