Basil Vinaigrette

Basil Vinaigrette-this easy basil vinaigrette is great as a salad dressing or sauce for chicken, fish, vegetables, or pasta. It is good on just about everything! 

Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

Happy 4th of July! Today, I am sharing one of my favorite summer recipes, Basil Vinaigrette. It takes about five minutes to make and goes great on just about everything. I use it mostly as a salad dressing, but it is also great on vegetables, chicken, fish, and pasta.

Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

During the summer, I keep this Basil Vinaigrette in the fridge at all times because it seriously makes everything better! And it is a great way to use up the summer basil!

To make the vinaigrette, blend basil, garlic, shallot, fresh lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper together. The end result is a bright green vinaigrette that is full of flavor.

It will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days and don’t worry if you run out because you can always make more. And I highly recommend you make a caprese salad and drizzle this vinaigrette over the top. It is life changing!

Make this quick and easy Basil Vinaigrette, it is sure to become a staple in your house! I can’t live without it!

Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

Basil Vinaigrette

This easy basil vinaigrette is great as a salad dressing or sauce for chicken, fish, vegetables, or pasta. It is great to have on hand!
4.94 from 15 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups packed basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place the basil, garlic, shallot, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, olive oil, and pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve!
  • Note-vinaigrette will keep in a jar or container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 292mg, Potassium: 30mg, Vitamin A: 315IU, Vitamin C: 1.9mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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This easy basil vinaigrette is great as a salad dressing or sauce for chicken, fish, vegetables, or pasta. It is great to have on hand! #healthy #easyrecipe #healthyeating #healthyrecipe #saladdressing Visit twopeasandtheirpod.com for more simple, fresh, and family friendly meals.
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    I didn’t have shallot so I used a regular yellow onion. Do you think this diminishes the taste? I’ll try it next time with shallot; I just didn’t have any in my kitchen at the time. Couldn’t wait to try it and I’m glad I proceeded. Isn’t basil divine?

  2. 4 stars
    It’s is quite salty tasting if you go right in with the full teaspoon. I would start at 1/2 teaspoon & taste from there.

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