Green Salad with Tangy Basil Vinaigrette

Green Salad with Tangy Basil Vinaigrette

Green Salad with Tangy Basil Vinaigrette

A tart and tangy dressing turns a basic salad into something special. It works for weeknight dining but is good enough for company and pairs perfectly with just about anything.
Green Salad with Tangy Basil Vinaigrette

Ingredients
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 cups torn mixed salad greens
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions
In a small bowl, whisk the first 6 ingredients until blended. In a large bowl, combine salad greens and tomatoes. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 89 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Honey is a sweet viscous substance produced by bees. They “collect” honey from flower nectar (a plant secretion rich in sugars) and store it in a wax structure called a honeycomb. This food is especially popular in our region. It has been produced and used for generations for food, but also for treatment.

There are different types of honey, depending on the region in which it is grown: pine, forest, meadow, acacia, etc.