Vinaigrette Salad Dressing / Marinade – Delicious on Avocados or Artichokes!

vinaigarette-m-mFarmer’s markets are my favorite place to go on Saturday mornings.  There is a fantastic one in downtown Memphis that has a variety of heirloom tomatoes and organic lettuces.  There’s even a new one in my little town of Collierville.  I’m sure you have a great farmer’s market in your area too. 

Homemade salad dressings take such little time to make and there are so many variations, but the results are non-comparable to store bought. 

This vinaigrette can be used on salads, avocados, artichokes, tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and so many other things.  It’s a great marinade for chicken and steaks too! 

1/2 cup celery hearts

1/2 cup green onions

1/4 cup Italian parsley

1/2 cup pimentos

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

3/4 cup good olive oil

approximately 1 teaspoon sugar or honey

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

dash of Tabasco

In your food processor or blender, grind into a fine mixture (not puree) celery, green onions, parsley and pimentos.  Add vinegar, oil, Worcestershire, a touch of sugar, salt, and Tabasco.  Mix well and chill until ready to use.

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