Eatwell Farmhouse Kitchen

1/2 cup good olive oil
1/4 cup sherry or good balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 bunch of basil, bottom stems trimmed
Lettuce, leaves washed and torn
Tomatoes, chopped
1 or 2 lunchbox peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
Good parmesan cheese

In a blender put oil, vinegar, basil, a good grinding of black pepper and a teaspoon or so of salt.  Blend until the basil is pureed and the dressing is fairly emulsified.  Put your washed, torn lettuce into a salad bowl, top with tomatoes, peppers, and dress with Basil Dressing.  Grate fresh Parmesan on top.  You can make this more of a meal salad by adding some cooked chicken or good tuna, some chopped hard boiled eggs, some olives and/or capers.