For those on my local holiday gift list, this Creamy Balsamic Dressing Recipe is a yummy gift that promotes healthy holiday eating! It's fabulous as a vegetable dip, yummy on pasta, and even better on salad. The only caveat*: the recipe calls for my homemade Garlicky Mayonnaise as a base. I suppose you could use the store-bought stuff (and if you do, add another clove of garlic), but if you want the really good, oooh and awe-style dressing, use the homemade garlic mayonnaise.
Method: In the bowl of a food process or blender*, add all the ingredients but the olive oil. Blend until mixed. With the machine running, very slowly add the olive oil in a stream until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
Makes approximately 1 3/4 C. Can be doubled and tripled for gift giving. Keeps refrigerated for up to 10 days.