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Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This basil vinaigrette brings fresh flavor to everything it touches! Dressing is an ideal way to use this herb: drizzle on seafood or tomato salads.


  • 1 small garlic clove 
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


  1. Peel the garlic clove and place it in a food processor*: process until roughly chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and process until the basil is finely chopped and it comes together into a vinaigrette. Store leftovers refrigerated: bring to room temperature before serving. 


*You can also use a blender. In a standard sized blender, it’s easiest to double the recipe and make 1 cup dressing. You can use the recipe as is with an immersion blender. 

  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Basil vinaigrette, Basil dressing