Basil Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe -
Basil Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe
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Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

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"Easy to make vinaigrette dressing especially good with summer salads."

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Original recipe makes 1 -1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, basil, and garlic. Pour over or toss with your favorite salad to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 08, 2008

Love this recipe! I have made it exactly from the recipe with excellent results, and I have tailored it to my preferences as well. It turns out best when I add a little bit less oil and honey, and replace about ¼ cup vinegar with ¼ cup white wine. I use whole a couple of whole basil stocks, stems and leaves and run everything but the garlic through the food processor and let stand overnight. I then strain out the basil and add minced garlic. It is a beautiful emerald green color and the flavor is amazing!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 26, 2009

Tip: Strain the fresh basil out if you want to save this dressing for later. (I always refrigerate my leftover dressing and this one failed me when I saw the sad black-looking wilted basil floating atop a sea of oil a couple days down the road.)

Jul 31, 2005

I'm doing a low-carb diet - so I substituted Splenda for the honey. It was still tasty.

Jun 23, 2006

I LOVED this dressing and thank you so much for posting this . Previous attempts at a great versatile dressing have failed and so it was refreshing to have this one at last. I reduced the oil, upped the vinegar and as recommended, reduced the honey. Tasted wonderful with lots of fresh basil over a pasta salad (pasta, red peppers, olives, onion, tomatoes...simple but yum!)

Aug 24, 2005

It was pretty good.....I suggest adding MORE vinegar and LESS honey. its a very simple dressing, but its good in a pinch and gets the job done.

Aug 10, 2006

This dressing was really easy to make and very tasty. It is also a great way to get rid of any left over fresh basil you might have. It has a really sweet flavor so if you don't like that than this isn't for you. This recipe made a lot of dressing so I put the remaining dressing in my own bottle and it has kept great in the fridge - it just needs a little shake up after the oil and vinegar have seperated.

Jun 27, 2006

This is similar to a salad dressing we had in one of the Walt Disney restaurants we were in. It is great on salad but excellent over chicken. A nice change from mayo based dressing. I recommend mixing in a blender. Our newest family favorite.

Dec 04, 2005

Great! I made this for my Thanksgiving salad and everyone enjoyed.


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  • Calories
  • 183 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%

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

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