Basil Vinaigrette Recipe -
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Basil Vinaigrette

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"This dressing is great with artichoke and asparagus salad, and it's one of the easiest recipes I have! Using a good quality olive oil makes a big difference in this dressing."

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Original recipe makes 3.5 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. In a blender, combine the basil, garlic, cheese and vinegar. Slowly blend in the oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 19, 2010

Very nice vinaigrette because of the use of fresh basil, but very heavy on the oil. I cut the recipe in half and used less than half the amount of oil. Start off with a small amount of oil and add it according to your tastes and you'll have a nice dressing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 09, 2010

The roasted garlic is an interesting idea,if you have time. I used raw. The ratio of oil to vinegar is way off; typically 2:1 or 2.5:1 is about right, which is what I had to do...add vinegar.

Oct 04, 2003

Excellent flavor! I used red-wine vinegar instead of baslamic and had to increase the vinegar just a little to suit my sour taste. But, I am getting rave reviews! Thanks Richard for sharing the recipe.

Jan 17, 2005

I loved this dressing! It looks a little dark and not so appealing once it is mixed up, but it tastes wonderful over just a basic salad. A good salad dressing to go with a beef dish.

Jul 06, 2004

Great salad dressing Richard! I cut back the oil by half, yet still used the same amounts of the rest of the ingredients. After tasting, I felt it needed a little brightening, so I added the juice of a half of a lemon. My new favorite!!!!

Apr 25, 2008

Loved LOVED LOVED the fresh basil! I doubled the vinegar (white balsamic) and added the juice of half a lemon and a good squirt of dijon mustard. Left the cheese out and added it on top of the salad. I may still reduce the oil a bit next time, but still a good recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Jul 03, 2005

Super easy to make and very delicious!

Jul 18, 2004

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 40.7 g
  • 63%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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