This dressing adds flair to simple mixed greens, is a light marinade for fish, and can also be used as a dipping sauce for egg rolls or fried seafood.
1 1⁄3cups vegetable oil, divided
4cups hulled and halved strawberries
10large basil leaves
1teaspoon ground cumin
2teaspoons sea salt
1teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 88 (92% from fat) • carb. 2g • pro. 0g • fat 9g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 134mg • calc. 4mg • fiber 0g
Put ½ teaspoon of the oil into a small sauté pan set over high heat. Once the oil begins to smoke, add the strawberries. Brown evenly on all sides. Remove and put into the jar of your Cuisinart® PowerEdge® 1000 Watt Blender. Auto Pulse on Low for 10 seconds or until roughly chopped; scrape sides of jar. Add the basil, cumin, salt, pepper and vinegar; run on High and blend for 20 seconds. While running, add the remaining oil and let blend for 25 seconds.