The peanut, basil and balsamic flavors of this versatile dressing will inspire your meal menus for weeks – and the monounsaturated fats in the peanut oil are a heart-healthy type of fat. The dressing is excellent with a vegetable salad, coleslaw or noodles, brushed over grilled veggies, or even as a marinade.
Peanut Basil Vinaigrette
Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes ½ cup (125 ml)
- ⅓ cup (75 ml) basil leaves, lightly packed
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) peanuts
- 1 large garlic clove
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) peanut butter
- ⅓ cup (75 ml) peanut oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Finely chop basil with peanuts and garlic, and place in a bowl. Whisk in balsamic vinegar and peanut butter until combined. Whisk in peanut oil until blended. Add salt and pepper if needed.
Additional recipes can be found at www.peanutbureau.ca.