3/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
3 teaspoons Capers
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons Dried basil
1 tablespoon Fresh parsley — chopped (optional)
Combine the ingredients. Adjust vinegar to taste, since it has a strong flavor. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Makes about 1 cup.
Note: If you don’t have (or don’t like) balsamic vinegar, you may substitute another kind. But, if this be the case, start with water and vinegar in equal proportions.