Whipping up a salad dressing is so easy and can be as simple as oil and vinegar plus some salt and pepper. This takes it up a notch using two shortcut ingredients, frozen basil and garlic cubes (picture below). I find these at most stores these days including Trader Joes and Harris Teeter. I don’t always measure exactly when making a dressing. You can wing it and go by your taste but I typically go with a 2:1 ratio oil to vinegar. This recipe can be doubled to make a larger batch.
Makes 3/4 cup
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (could also use fresh lemon juice)
2 frozen basil cubes
2 frozen garlic cubes
Salt and pepper to taste
I make this directly in the measuring cup. Just add oil to 1/2 cup then add vinegar to reach 3/4 of cup. Add in the basil and garlic cubes. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until they thaw, then whisk together. Add salt and pepper to taste.