Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette

Mary Allen Perry, Senior Food Editor, touts this dressing as one to use throughout the year. Drizzle it over salad greens topped with grilled or sautéed chicken breasts; apple or peach slices; crumbled blue or feta cheese; and roasted, glazed pecan pieces. (Find nuts in the produce aisle).

Yield:

Makes 1 cup

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 (10-oz.) jar seedless blackberry preserves
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
6 fresh basil leaves
1 garlic clove, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
3/4 cup vegetable oil

Preparation

1. Pulse blackberry preserves, red wine vinegar, and next 4 ingredients in a blender 2 to 3 times or until blended. With blender running, add vegetable oil in a slow, steady stream, processing until smooth.

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January 2010