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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!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil vinaigrette
Servings: 8
Calories: 126kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


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