Planting 5 basil plants may have been a little aggressive. After Landon and I decided to up our "adulthood" this summer, we spent what felt like 7 hours on a Sunday at a gardening center to try our hand in the domestic sport. Neither of us know jack about gardening, but it seems to be working in our favor so far, because our herbs are freakin' prolific. At some point during our haj to the gardening mecca of Lowe's, we convinced ourselves that we needed a shit ton of basil. I'm a fan of pesto, putting it in green smoothies, sprinkling it over Italian dishes, etc...so 5 sounded like the right number.
This dressing is the mother of all dressings. I haven't made anything OTHER than this dressing for any of myon salads since I created this stupidly simple masterpiece. It seriously makes the salad. On that salad note, stay tuned for a follow up recipe that features this delectable creamy magic sauce.