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Tomato and Basil Vinaigrette

This is a wonderful dressing for grilled vegetables, salads and is great on pasta salad, for a robust but not overpowering tomato touch. It is easy to prepare and takes literally a minute to throw together. Ingredients 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Tbsp Champagne Vinegar 1-2 tsp Celery Salt, to taste 3-4 fresh Basil Leaves, rolled and cut chiffonade Few grindings of fresh Black Pepper 2 Tbsp of Tomato Concentrate. I prefer the concentrate in the tubes, as it does not have that metallic taste like many pastes in a can. Just combine all ingredients and whisk vigorously until it emulsifies  You can also put all ingredients into a small jar and shake it vigorously to emulsify. This is an easier method if you plan on storing it afterwards. Once you have this wonderful vinaigrette, here are some options to put it to good use: Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad 1 Lb of Pasta, cooked al dente in salted water. 1 medium Red Onion, cut in half and sliced thinly. 1 medium Red P