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Cilantro Vinaigrette

My friend Cassi bought the same small food processor that I did and asked what she should do with it. I love it for salad dressings. This is a simple and very tasty dressing that I found in a book by Matt Martinez Jr, “Mex Tex”. Here’s the recipe as it is written in the book. I cut it in half because there are only two of us at my house.

1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup cilantro (loosely packed)
1 tablespoon crushed and chopped garlic
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Whirl it in the food processor or a blender for 30 seconds. Pour into a jar and chill.

My half measure of the ingredients above makes about this much. The full measure makes 1 1/2 cups, according to the recipe. 1 1/2 cups is more than I need.

Of course, if you don’t like cilantro this won’t be for you. But, if you do, you’ll be amazed at how delicious it is! Today’s salad is fresh greens from my neighbor’s garden, radish, heirloom tomato and green onion. A few slices of cantaloupe and we’re good to go with some grilled chicken.

Tonnino Yellowfin Tuna Fillets with Garlic in Olive Oil

I’m really liking this stuff.

It’s way more expensive than canned tuna (approx $7 a jar).  But, I don’t like canned tuna.  I like this!  I usaully spend $7 or more on fish for a dinner salad.  That’s how I justify the cost to myself.  My husband even likes it.  I’ve never seen him eat a bite of canned tuna in the 20 years I’ve known him.  The guy at Central Market told me when I sampled the tuna that the olive oil was great for salad dressing.  I haven’t tried that yet.  How could that not be good?