Friday, September 18, 2009

Foodie Friday! Creamy Basil Dressing

In honor of the delightfully warm weather, here is a fresh Creamy Basil Dressing recipe found from our friends at Mambo Sprouts.

Creamy Basil Dressing

1/2 carton Unsweetened Original Soymilk
The juice of 2 lemons
2 cloves garlic
Fresh Basil
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 thyme leaf
1 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. black pepper
A dash of cayenne pepper
A dash of sea salt
2 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese or cheese alternative

Blend first four ingredients together in blender. Slowly pour in oil while blending. Add remaining ingredients and blend briefly. We're certainly partial to the Red Monkey spices and we added a grind of our Zesty Italian Grinder to add a bit of extra perkiness to the dressing.

We found this was delicious for a back yard barbecue after work. The lift from the citrus and dill with the headiness of the garlic and fresh cracked pepper goes great over some fresh spinach or romaine lettuce.

Our salad was perked up with some boiled egg, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and paired with some grilled chicken breast and grill roasted corn. It made for a fun, easy meal out on the back deck for us and a few friends as we watched the fireflies dance and the sun go down on another week.

Best wishes for a great weekend to all our readers. Here's hoping its full of fun and friends (and maybe a little football)!

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