Pesto Dressing

Pesto salad dressing

Introduction
Although we are dedicated scratch cooks, we must admit to resorting to the same old salad dressing recipes time and time again.

We'll never stop dressing our salads with a simple mix of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but ever since we invited pesto to the party, there's been no looking back.

Pro-tip
Your dressing will need some kind of emulsifier to ensure that the oil and water contents don't separate. Our favourite is a raw egg yolk, but if that freaks you out, just switch it for an alternative emulsifier like mustard or yogurt.

Ingredients

Extra virgin olive oil 125
Pesto 25
Shallots 10
Fresh lemon juice 5
Honey 5
Egg yolk x1
Salt pinch

Method
Finely slice the shallots and add all ingredients to a glass jar Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. That's it!

Salad suggestions
Caprese (Italian)
Niçoise salad (French)
Cobb (USA)
Horiatiki (Greek)
Fattoush (Lebanese)