I started making her Italian Dressing last summer when I had fresh salad greens and radishes coming out of my garden, and seriously, it's the best Italian Dressing I've ever had. I almost always have all of these ingredients on hand or growing somewhere around my house so it's easy to pull together in a few minutes. I hope you'll give it a try!
Recipe by Alana Chernila in "The Homemade Pantry"
1/2 C olive oil
1/4 C white wine vinegar
1/4 C fresh lemon juice
4 TBSP chopped fresh parsley, or 4 tsp dried
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 TBSP chopped fresh basil, or 2 tsp dried
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a jar and close the lid tightly. Shake for 10 seconds. If using dried herbs, let sit for 15 minutes so the herbs can rehydrate. Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks. You'll have to shake it to re-emulsify it before serving.
Notes: It will look like a ton of salt, but add a full teaspoon - it really pulls everything together and brings out the flavors of the herbs. I go a little light on the red pepper flakes and garlic for my taste. It's perfect on a salad or even on top of grilled chicken. Enjoy!
P.s. Happy Birthday, Robert! :)