So I’ve been waiting WAY TOO LONG to post this recipe. In fact, I’m posting on a Thursday just to share. I rarely post on a Thursday. Heck, I rarely post on a Tuesday but I did this week. Call me crazy Cotter, eh?
Anyway, this recipe, yes.. A MUST MAKE for summer.
You see, as a Bliss Foodie Author, I get to work with lots of great companies. This company is no exception. Naked Juices! They have 2 new Power Up Garden flavors (Tomato Kick and Berry Veggie) and I was asked to create a recipe for their “Pin It To Win It” recipe contest. Voters will then be entered in the “Pin It To Win It! Win A Naked Juice Garden Gift Basket” sweepstakes.
I actually think this is a win/win for me. I get to make a fun recipe and try a new product, which I love! Then I get to share it. Even better! Yes, Corny Cotter is PUMPED!
I loved both drinks, both refreshing in a total different way. Savory vs. lightly sweet. The tomato kick would be perfect for a Bloody Mary (healthified).
Well, I just had to go with the Berry Veggie for my recipe. You’ll see why in a minute. Basil, fresh basil, from my parents garden. I had tons of it and wanted to use it with my farmer’s market lemons and Fig Balsamic Vinegar (another local purchase).
This combo popped in my head and then BAM, it was made.
Perfect topping for a summer salad. Fresh basil, lemon, and Berry Garden Naked Juice combine to make a lightly sweet and delicate dressing. Toss with spinach and feta and you’re all set!
Berry Basil Lemon Vinaigrette
· ½ bottle of Berry Garden Naked Juice
· ½ Lemon (juiced)
· ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
· 3 fresh basil leaves
· 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar or glaze
· Lemon pepper (¼ tsp)
Blend together in small blender. Store in glass jar in fridge for up to 5 days. Serves 3 [/print_this]
Needless to say, I’ve been using this dressing on everything lately. Even a side salad with a breakfast taco. Ha, works well for this Texas gal!
Power Garden is Naked Juice’s new veggie drink lineup with 1lb. of veggies in every bottle*. With delicious flavors that only Naked could blend, Power Garden offers one of the easiest ways to get your daily servings of veggies and fruits, along with good sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Learn more at http://www.nakedjuice.com/veggiedrinks.
*weight of vegetables, prior to juicing
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Naked via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Naked
Be sure to come back on Monday. I’ll give you the final details on the “Pin It to Win It” sweepstakes. Good stuff!
Do you use fresh herbs and juices in your recipes? What do you think of the new Naked Juices? Would you try them?