Oh, hi! Welcome to OMGFOOD's first post of 2015!
It's a short post. It's a yummy post! It's basil caesar dressing.
This tasty dressing recipe was inspired by an awesome salad I had when visiting Portland, Oregon back in June and the dressing on it was a basil kefir dressing. As soon as I got back from my trip, one of the first things I made for myself to eat was a version of that salad. Don't worry, the salad will be posted really soon, too! Until then, secrets!
My attempt at this dressing was a somewhat-paleo approach (it has Worcestershire sauce in it and the kind I have has sugar as an ingredient). It came out really good on the first try; I only made some minor tweaks to make it better (turns out too much garlic is a thing).
This dressing is made with homemade mayo and it's zesty with a subtle hint of basil. Delicious!
There's not much more to say about this, really. It's a tasty dressing that would go good on any salad and it's easy to make! Especially if you own a small food chopper. If you don't own one, you should fix that! I use this and it works great (you can use the immersion blender to make mayo super fast).
You should absolutely make this and let me know how you liked it!
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- small handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped (about ¼ - ⅓ cup)
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- ¾ cup mayo
- juice and zest from half a lemon*
- pinch of kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- Add all the ingredients to a small food chopper.*
- Blend until everything is well mixed and the garlic and basil are minced.
- *If you don't own a food chopper, finely mince the garlic and basil and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
I live in the Portland area, where did you have the dressing? I have been looking for a recipe similar to Garden Bar. My absolute favorite dressing. I cannot wait to try yours!
Marissa @ OMGfood says
Hi Nicole! Late reply here, sorry about that. I had the salad and dressing at Garden Bar, actually! I'd love to revisit this recipe to make with yogurt or kefir (and some cheese!) soon, but I think homemade mayo is a pretty good substitute in the meantime. I hope you enjoyed the recipe if you made it!