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Basil Vinaigrette

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1


Light and fresh and perfect for drizzling over fresh tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, your favorite salad, or as a marinade for chicken, flank steak, or fish.


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place the garlic in the jar of your blender and pulse a few times to mince the garlic. Add the basil, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, and red pepper flakes and pulse until a dressing consistency is formed (but it isn’t completely smooth–you still want some texture from the basil. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.


  • I used our garlic olive oil, but lemon, chili, or regular olive oil, or any combination would be fantastic