cup extra virgin olive oil
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
tablespoon red wine vinegar
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
teaspoon minced garlic
tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
and fresh ground black pepper to taste
This basil vinaigrette is really good in potato salad.
all of the vinaigrette ingredients in a glass jar with a well fitting
them well and set aside.
|Did You Know?
|One tablespoon of salad
dressing made with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of balsamic
vinegar has only 40 calories and 4.5 g of fat. Plus you'll get some of
the monounsaturates and omega-3s (the "smart" fats linked to a
reduction in the risk of heart disease and cancer).
|Vitamin E is a
fat-soluble antioxidant that stops the production of ROS
formed when fat undergoes oxidation. Scientists are investigating
whether, by limiting free-radical production and possibly through other
mechanisms, vitamin E might help prevent or delay the chronic diseases
associated with free radicals.
In addition to its activities as an antioxidant, vitamin E
is involved in immune function and, as shown primarily by in vitro
studies of cells, cell signaling, regulation of gene expression, and
other metabolic processes.