One of our favorite restaurants serves a chef salad with pesto vinaigrette. The dressing makes the meal for me. I had to create it at home to give our salads the same boost of flavor. The pesto is a quick and no-prep way to add so many flavors – basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts. The great thing is you can whisk it up in literally a minute or two.
2 heaping tablespoons basil pesto
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 heaping tablespoon dijon mustard
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Whisk all ingredients until well blended
- Serve or refrigerate until ready to use
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.