We’ve been enjoying that it hasn’t been as hot here with temps in the 80s and low 90s, Miko loves a little toy throwing time in the backyard.
And I noticed our basil plant is going nuts, thriving in the crazy heat.
Expect a lot of basil recipes from me over the next few weeks! This creamy balsamic dressing recipe came out beautifully even if the color is a little, uh, interesting. It’s kicky with a rich and savory basil flavor accented nicely with balsamic. And oil and sugar free, of course.
Balsamic Basil Dressing
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 cup water, as needed
- salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy! Makes 4 servings.
The color is an interesting green-ish thanks to blending in balsamic, but the flavor makes up for it and it has a thick and creamy texture that works over light greens or a hearty meal salad.
It adds a fresh and vibrant basil fragrance and a strong, but not overpowering balsamic tang.
A simple dressing or dip to throw together with a tangy and bright summer flavor.