Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

Basil Vinaigrette Dressing is an easy "go-to" dressing. It requires limited ingredients, it is fresh, flavorful and super easy to whip up. If you grow basil or have an excess from a weekend farmers' market, this dressing is delicious and mixes up the everyday olive oil and vinegar routine. 

 Basil Vinaigrette

Basil Vinaigrette

Here is what you'll need to make your Basil Vinaigrette: 

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, loose

  • ½ cup oil (I use a combination of olive oil and avocado oil. Tip: Avocado oil will not solidfy as much as olive oil when stored in the fridge.)

  • ½ cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

  • zest of one lemon

  • 2-3 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1-2 tbsp. dijon mustard

  • ½ tsp coarse salt

  • ½ tsp ground pepper

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • I make my dressings without honey, although, if you just can't stand it without the sweetness, I would add 2 tbsp local, unpasteurized honey.

 Ingredients for Basil Vinaigrette

Ingredients for Basil Vinaigrette

Directions: 

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend. I do try to press the garlic, if I am not in a hurry. 

Enjoy on a mixed salad, chicken or veggies. 

 

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