Peanut Basil Vinaigrette
The peanut, basil and balsamic flavours of this versatile dressing will inspire your meal menus for weeks, and the monounsaturated fats in the peanut oil are a heart-healthy type of fat. It’s excellent with a vegetable salad, coleslaw or noodles, brushed over grilled veggies, or even as a marinade.
- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Serves: Makes ½ cup (125 mL)
|⅓ cup (75 mL) basil leaves, tightly packed|
|2 tbsp (30 mL) peanuts|
|1 garlic clove|
|2 tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar|
|1 tbsp (15 mL) peanut butter|
|⅓ cup (75 mL) peanut oil|
|salt and pepper, to taste|
Finely chop basil with peanuts and garlic, and place in a bowl. Whisk in balsamic vinegar and peanut butter until combined. Whisk in peanut oil until blended. Add salt and pepper if needed.
Per serving (1 tbsp/15 mL): 104 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat, 4 g polyunsaturated fat), 1 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 0 g sugars, 28 mg sodium, 5 mg calcium.