It's summer time, so the last thing you want to do is be a slave to the kitchen. Everyone has their grills out for the season, and it's nice to be able to cook your entire meal out there.
This vinaigrette is not only perfect for salads, but it's very tasty tossed with grilled vegetables. The best part about it is that it only takes about 3 minutes to whip up, so you can easily throw this together in a matter of time. Feel free to substitute any other fresh herbs in place of the thyme.
Simple Thyme Vinaigrette
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, minced
salt/pepper to taste
Pour vinegar into a small food processor. Slowly drizzle olive oil while processing until it's emulsified. (Or stop and add small amounts of oil each time, processing between each addition) Add thyme leaves, salt and pepper, and pulse. Serve over salad or roasted vegetables.