There are few things that wind us up more than ordering a side salad and it arriving at the table without any dressing.
There’s absolutely no excuse for a naked salad because, as you’ll see from this recipe, whipping up a quick vinaigrette using just pesto and a few pantry staples is not just super easy but seriously delicious too.
We know it’s tempting, but withstand the urge to reach for your food processor. The blades will shear the olive oil into tiny droplets, turning your vinaigrette bitter in the process.
Ingredients for enough pesto vinaigrette for four individual salads
Add everything but the salt and pepper to a jam jar. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for 10-seconds like you're Tom Cruise in Cocktail.
Have a taste and season to your liking. Serve immediately before the oil and water elements have a chance to start separating.
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