This was part of a recipe I included in last week's newsletter.  Homemade dressing is so much better than store bought, but it is helpful to have a recipe.  For this salad you can use either the lettuce or the stir fry mix, depending on what you have.  If you have stir fry mix you might consider blanching it for a minute in boiling water, then chill in ice water, drain well, then chop.  I love strawberries with Basil, but the plums would work as well.


4 cloves Garlic, peeled, crushed and chopped fine (1 TB)

3/4 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper

1 TB Mustard, preferably Dijon-Style

2 TB Red-Wine Vinegar

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 cup shredded fresh Basil leaves


Combine the garlic, salt, pepper, mustard, vinegar and olive oil in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.  Just before serving, sprinkle the basil on top.