Basil Vinaigrette is a simple and healthy salad dressing made using fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, and white wine vinegar. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
Basil is one of my favorite ingredients to use in dressings is Summer. This green leafy ingredient has a distinct flavor and also makes your salad very refreshing.
Here, I am sharing my go-to Basil Vinaigrette dressing, that I use very often for my summer meals and therefore, you will always find it stored in my refrigerator.
This inviting dressing Basil Dressing is a simple combination of Italian Basil, Garlic, Olive Oil, and a few more ingredients.
I love the refreshing flavor it adds to the rather boring Salads. If you are not a Salad person, then try this dressing and I am sure you will be hooked.
And as summers are approaching, I thought why not share this delicious dressing recipe with you. Easy dressing for your everyday salads, right?
This Basil Dressing is,
- Easy to make
- A favorite salad dressing
- A Summer favorite
Basil – To make this basil, we will use Italian Basil, but if you can’t find it the normal one also does. It has a distinct refreshing flavor, that instantly makes your recipes delicious.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Make sure you use a good quality extra virgin olive oil because the quality plays an important role in the taste.
White Wine Vinegar – It gives a mellow tangy flavour when included in the dressing.
Garlic – Do not miss this one! This adds such a beautiful garlicky flavor to the dressing.
Salt and Pepper – To add some more taste, add in the salt and pepper. You can even add little red chili flakes if you want it to be spicy.
Some people even add Shallots, if you like you can add it too.
Step By Step Recipe
Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend till basil and garlic are blended well in the liquid ingredients.
Transfer in a clean glass jar. Use as and when required. Refrigerate for up to a week. Mix well before use.
This dressing will last you about 4 to 5 days in the fridge when stored properly in a glass container or a jar.
I would not recommend you to freeze this dressing, as it would not taste as fresh as it would do when you immediately use it after making it.
But, you can freeze “ice cubes” of basil suspended in olive oil.
Just when you want to make the dressing, defrost the frozen basil cubes and mix it with other ingredients required for the dressing.
I love this dressing, as it is so versatile that I can use it in almost all my Summer meals.
I also use it in my Tomato Mozzarella Salad, Avocado Salad, Cucumber, and Arugula Salad and Grilled Asparagus Salad.
Other than using it in salads, this Basil Vinaigrette can be used in Pizzas, Burger, Sandwiches, Wraps, Bruschetta, Open Toast, Tart, Pasta, Grilled Veggies, Chicken and Fish recipes, etc.
So, if you use in a different way, do share it with me!
I would love to try your way of using this oh-so-delicious Basil dressing for my everyday Summer meals.
Basil Vinaigrette Recipe
- 1/2 cup Fresh Italian basil (packed)
- 3-4 cloves Garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup White wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
- 10-12 Black peppercorns
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend till basil and garlic are blended well in the liquid ingredients.
- Transfer in a clean glass jar.
- Use as and when required.
- Refrigerate for up to a week.
- Mix well before use.