Salads. One of my favorite of all of the food groups.
This is a good basic vinaigrette that goes well with anything. Make a small batch to toss on a salad for two, or increase the measurements for a giant salad for your next dinner party, or just to keep on hand in the fridge. This also makes a great marinade for chicken, steak or pork- just eliminate the salt and salt your meat right before cooking.
serves a salad for 2
2 Tbsp. good quality extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp. dijon mustard
1 small clove garlic minced (or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder)
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl and toss with your favorite salad.