The best summer salad dressing
In June the exceedingly-talented Clemson Extension Master Gardeners installed a delightful kitchen garden, and we couldn’t love it more! The new installation not only creates a lovely scene in the garden – as well as a truly decadent smell -we’re also able to use the freshest of herbs right here at Corner House Café! One of our favorite uses for fresh herbs: homemade salad dressing.
The beauty of making your own salad dressing is that you know exactly what’s going into it – always a bonus – and the freshness is unbeatable.
Here’s a favorite. Try it for yourself!
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped or chiffonaded
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp agave or honey
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Salt & pepper to tatse, about 1/2 tsp each
Up to ¼ cup of olive or canola oil
*Recipe yields about 1/2 cup of dressing
Add the liquids to the chopped basil and slowly whisk in the oil until you reach the desired consistency. Voila! The perfect summer dressing.