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.
There are days when you just don’t feel like eating heavy meals, isn’t it?
Reason can be anything, from continuous eating outside, eating at a wedding or it can be just the scorching heat outside.
Such days, I always crave for some refreshing salad which is full of flavor and also gives my stomach a relief.
I believe that a salad can be changed with a flavourful dressing and therefore I keep experimenting with it.
And in summers, one of my favorite ingredients to use in dressings is Basil.
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.
And as summers are approaching, I thought why not share this delicious dressing recipe with you.
This inviting dressing Basil Dressing is a simple combination of Italian basil, garlic, white wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, black peppercorns, and salt.
Easy dressing for your everyday salads, right?
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, Bruschetta, Open Toast, Tart, Pasta, Grilled 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.
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.
Basil Vinaigrette Recipe
It is a simple and healthy salad dressing made using fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar.
- 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.
You can also add some orange juice in this dressing.