Sun Dried Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Super Strength Health Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette (v, gf, p, sf) 2

Good Morning!

I have been busy at work on e-cookbook lately, and this vinaigrette is one (of many!) recipes I have tested out. It is a perfectly creamy, zesty sauce that I have used on taco salads all week. It’s also great on greens, brown rice, and black beans, and adds a touch of awesome to a tofu scramble. To be real, I love sauces of all sort on absolutely everything. I could truly eat this on whatevs.

I have been thinking a lot about oils lately. Is oil healthy? (maybe, sometimes, in moderation). Is it a whole food? (definitely not). Every single time I eat out I am slightly grossed out by how oily everything tastes. RESTAURANTS, PEOPLE. They are crazy with their oils (and salts, and sugars.) I don’t use oil very often in my own cooking, and when I do use it, like in this recipe, it is done sparingly.

The oil I chose for this dressing is an Antioxidant Omega Blend by Vega. A plain extra virgin olive oil will taste fine, but this has a blend of nine oils including organic hemp, flax, pumpkin seed and coconut, plus a combination of antioxidant seed oils from green tea, black cumin, and blueberry seed. It has a balanced two-to-one ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3, plus 3 g of Omega-9, which is considered optimal for anti-inflammatory purposes. Since I am all about sneaking health properties into everything that I eat, this seems like a good choice.

(Also, you may have noticed I have been all about Vega lately. No, I am not paid to review them! I use them in my recipes because I like the products. Vega noticed that I used their stuff in other recipes on my blog, and offered to send me samples for more recipe creation. I requested this oil with this recipe in mind.)

Hope you enjoy!

Super Strength Health Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette (v, gf, p, sf)

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 4 sun-dried tomato halves (not packed in oil)
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • ½ garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup vega antioxidant oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 whole raw red pepper
  • ⅓ cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Adjust salt, pepper, and water to taste.

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