Monday, September 16, 2013

Tomato Basil Dressing

A long weekend at the beach and its Monday. Still here, I am sooo lucky. All I want for dinner tonight is something easy and delicious, full of greens and veggies, cool and refreshing. Can't get enough of the Indian Summer sun and sand - I know what's ready to roll around after the leaves turn and fall. I love, love, love the warmth - and dread when its time to put on coats and hats.

Here's one of my favorite dressings, if you can round up a couple of end-of-the season tomatoes, it will be even better. Top greens and lots of veggies, avocado, olives and beans for a complete meal in one bowl. Perfect wind-down to summer and HELLO to fall. (Woohoo - I won't be greeting those golden leaves in Atlanta til Thursday. Yey!)

Makes about 1 1/2 Cups, keep you leftovers for dipping later in the week. 

1 Large Ripe Tomato, Seeded*
1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley, Chopped
2 TBs Fresh Basil, Chopped
1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 Cup Light Olive Oil Mayonnaise
1 TB Dijon Mustard
2 Garlic Cloves, Coarsely Chopped
2 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher Salt and Black Pepper

In a food processor, puree all the ingredients except for the Oil, Salt and Pepper. With the processor running, add the Oil slowly. Taste for Salt and Pepper.

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