Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 22, 2022
Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

How To Make Basil Vinaigrette

This basil vinaigrette is best for salads, roasted vegetables, and sometimes, toasted bread. It’s also easy to make, needing only a few ingredients. Add some mustard for additional depth.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes



  • 2cupsfresh basil leavestightly-packed
  • ½cupextra virgin olive oil
  • 3tbspred wine vinegar
  • 1largeclove garlicpeeled
  • ¾tspsea salt
  • ½tspDijon mustard(optional)
  • ½tspfreshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1tspcrushed red pepper flakes


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth. 

  2. If the vinaigrette is too thick, feel free to add in a few tablespoons of water at a time and blend until the mixture reaches your desired consistency.

  3. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

  4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.


  • Calories: 989.34kcal
  • Fat: 108.51g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.97g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 78.91g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 11.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.66g
  • Fiber: 1.56g
  • Sugar: 0.54g
  • Protein: 2.17g
  • Sodium: 489.33mg
  • Calcium: 106.40mg
  • Potassium: 217.74mg
  • Iron: 2.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 137.44µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.67mg
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