Monday, June 19, 2006

pjpink's famous salad dressing

What a scorcher yesterday! And, alas, only the beginning of wicked hot weather. So, salad time is upon us, and everyone should have a kick-ass salad dressing. This one is mine:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 garlic clove mashed
1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped (or more or less to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
2 heads Romaine lettuce, torn into bite size pieces
1/2 head radicchio, sliced very thin
1/2 cup cashews

Pour the oil and vinegar into a medium bowl and whisk until incorporated. Add sugar and whisk again. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk. Place in refrigerator for half an hour or so.

Place lettuce and radicchio in large salad bowl. Whisk dressing one more time, extract the garlic, and pour over salad. Toss to coat. Sprinkle cashews over salad.

If someone asks you for the recipe, feel free to share, but please give pjpink some credit!

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