Can I have a blog about cooking from scratch without posting a recipe of this classic summer salad?! Absolutely not! I have always loved this salad,
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Dice the tomatoes. Cut the cheese into bite size chunks, and slice the basil into thin strips. Mix together in a bowl. Top with dressing (recipe below), enough to coat the mixture, but not make it soggy.
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Combine water, vinegar, sugar, and flour. Using a deep bowl, microwave 4-5 minutes until thickened. Stir. Pour into food processor and add mustard, salt, pepper, and onion. With machine running, slowly pour in oil. Process for 30 seconds. Chill. Makes about 2.5 cups.