I wanted to make a nice salad with our lasagna so I decided to go with a vinegar based dressing and fresh tomatoes. Not exactly a vinaigrette but a nice tangy herb dressing none-the-less. Traditionally vinaigrettes have about 3 to 1 ratio of oil to vinegar and I just don’t see the need to add that much oil to salad dressing. My love of cheese takes care of any fat I may be missing out on so I like to get my flavor from the herbs and vinegar! My sister bought me a tasty apple balsamic vinegar for Christmas; substitute a favorite vinegar if you have one or I am sure a simple rice or red wine vinegar would be tasty too.
Chunky Tomato Basil Salad Dressing
- 1/2 cup diced or wedged tomato
- 1 tsp fresh basil
- 2 Tbs sugar
- 2 Tbs apple balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 2 o.z. fresh mozzarella
Cut tomatoes as desired and add basil, sugar, vinegar, and olive oil. Stir until blended; season with salt and pepper to taste.
Toss with torn lettuce and sprinkle with fresh mozzarella.
Enjoy ~ Kimberly