With the abundance of spinach available during the summer months, try this unusual green dressing to top your garden salad with or mix it into a fresh pasta or quinoa salad. Culinary experts particularly enjoy it drizzled over steamed tiny new-potatoes instead of butter. My thought is to spread some over lightly toasted crusty bread as a nice addition to the dinner table like bruschetta. At your next BBQ, pour a generous amount of this sauce over freshly grilled beef or lamb. Give this recipe a try and see how many ways you can incorporate it into your daily meal planning. Is you mouth watering yet?
FRESH SPINACH-BASIL SAUCE
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves, packed
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon flaxseed oil
- 2 Tablespoons brown rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Pinch of cayenne
- Salt and pepper
Mix spinach, basil, green onions, oils, vinegar, honey and cayenne in a blender or small food processor until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week.