*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Basil-Tarragon Vinaigrette
 
 Recipe By     : Loren FUmich
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Five Star
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           vinegar  **
    1      tsp.          salt
      1/4  tsp.          fresh ground pepper
    1      tsp.          fresh thyme    *
    1      tsp.          fresh tarragon  **
    1      tsp.          fresh oregano  *
    8                    leaves of fresh basil   chopped
    1      pkg.          sweet-n-low
      1/2  tsp.          Tabasco sauce
    1      large         clove garlic -- finely chopped
    4                    green onions -- including tops
                         chopped
      2/3  cup           extra virgin olive oil
 
 Combine all ingredients except for the olive oil in a medium sized bowl.  Whisk
  briefly to combine.  Add the extra virgin olive oil and whisk until incorporat
 ed. This is an excellent dressing for pasta salads and also superior as a marin
 ade for tomatoes and other fresh vegetables.  The mild flavor of the fresh herb
 s enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients, without overpowering the mor
 e delicate components.  Best made up fresh daily.  The delicate oils of the her
 bs deteriorate when stored for any length of time. 
 Note:  Best when fresh herbs are used!! 
 Makes 1 1/4 cups.
 >From the kitchen of Loren Fumich 
 * If dried thyme or oregano is used, use 1/2 tsp.
  ** If fresh tarragon is not available, use tarragon vinegar
  ***** 5 Star ***** 
 
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