1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (see note)
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup olive, corn or vegetable oil
15 fresh basil leaves
Turn on your food processor with steel knife and drop garlic and shallot down feed tube onto spinning blade to mince.
Add vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard and sugar. With processor running, slowly drizzle in oil.
Add basil leaves and coarsely chop with several on/off pulses.
If you want the salad to remain bright green, eliminate vinegar altogether and substitute water.
Did You Know?
Basil's rich, pungent flavor complements garlic. As a spice, basil can be used liberally in foods.
Recipe makes 2 cups.
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