This simple salad is a taste of Summer in every bite! And you're going to want to pour the Basil Vinaigretter on everything!
Farmers’ Market Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Easy, Refreshing & Delicious!
Update June 2020: It’s been a hot few weeks and our basil is growing like crazy! So it was time to break out our favorite Summer salad dressing– Basil Vinaigrette!
The Basil Vinaigrette is adapted form The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook and is a longtime favorite! Perfect on so many salads!
It did not disappoint! Seriously a taste of Summer!
Hope you love it as much as we do!
90 degree heat wave underway, it feels like summer… And we’ve got the food to match!
The grill is going and we have this this simple, refreshing and absolutely delicious salad that showcases the best of summer produce.
You could really switch up the mix of greens or fruits or veggies in this salad but we love the mix of spicy and hearty arugula with the Basil vinaigrette (scroll down for more info on this practically drinkable dressing!), sweet juicy peaches, fresh cherry tomatoes, cool cucumbers and creamy avocado.
Simple, quick and easy to prepare and a total crowd pleaser.
A simple, refreshing and unbelievably delicious salad that showcases some of the best of Summer produce. Perfect for a barbecue, party or weekday meal. Pairs well with any grilled protein of your choice. Basil Vinaigrette adapted form The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook, it's a longtime favorite and we can't say enough about it!
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Salad, Side
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Serves: serves 4-6
Basil Vinaigrette (adapted from The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook)
1 clove garlic
¼ - ½ teaspoon salt (I like to start with ¼ teaspoon and add more as desired)
2 cups fresh basil, packed
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ cup Canola Oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 5oz container Fresh Arugula or approximately 5 packed cups
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, cut into bite size pieces
1 -2 peaches, sliced
1 cup cucumber, cut into ¼ -1/2 inch slices and quartered
Put the salt and garlic in a food processor or blender and pulse to chop and combine
Add all remaining ingredients and blend until basil is completely minced and all ingredients well combined.
Taste and adjust as needed. Sometimes I add a little bit more mustard or vinegar for some tang or extra basil... you really can't go wrong!
Toss arugula with half the dressing. Add tomatoes and cucumbers and gently toss to combine, adding more dressing as desired. Add peaches and avocado and gently toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!
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