Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette
Once you discover how easy it is to grow your own ingredients at home, basil might become your favorite herb of all trades. Amp up your fresh green beans, tomatoes, zucchini, and peppers with a fresh basil balsamic vinaigrette, and you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with the store-bought, plastic-encased herbal offerings.
MAKES 1 CUP ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ⅛ teaspoon finely ground
sea salt pinch of ground black pepper ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil