This is a simple Orange Ginger Vinaigrette I recently found. It's on my " to try" list when I pick up some oranges. I know
they were directing this recipe at me when they wrote: Keep the salad ingredients simple ( don't throw in some of everything from the frig and allow the dressing to star.
Can't follow directions. I already wrote down add some onion and sliced chicken as a reminder. And perhaps some avocado slices ....
Orange Ginger Vinaigrette
zest of a medium-sized orange
juice of 1 medium-sized orange
2 tablespoons ginger, freshly grated
5-6 basil leaves, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
For salad -- Keep it fairly simple and allow the dressing to star
- mixed greens
- (red onion)
- (sliced grilled chicken)
Pulse the orange zest, ginger, and garlic in the food processor or blender until well combined. Add the juice, basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and blend together. As the mixtures is blending, slowly add the extra virgin olive oil through the top opening of your food processor or blender. Add more salt and pepper if needed, then refrigerate until ready to use.
Adapted from "cooking and beer" (blog)