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Honey Basil Vinaigrette in a jar

Honey Basil Vinaigrette

5 from 2 votes
Fresh basil, garlic, and honey create a fantastically flavored dressing that works for not only salads, but drizzled on grain bowls, vegetables, or sandwiches.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings8 people



  • cup apple cider vinegar I recommend Bragg's brand 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic or 2 smaller, about 1 teaspoon finely minced or pressed
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups basil leaves, fresh, lightly packed 1 ounce. Feel free to add other herbs of your choice.
  • 1 cup olive oil or other oil of your choice


  • Place vinegar, garlic, salt, and honey in a blender and blend until well combined. (See notes.) Honey has a tendency to sink and stick to the bottom of the blender, so scrape with a spatula if needed.
  • Add basil and process until smooth and bright green.
  • With blender running on low speed, slowly drizzle in oil in a steady stream until emulsified.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.  You may need to let come to room temp after chilling since olive oil tends to solidify.


  • Feel free to add a few extra tablespoons of other herbs of your choice, if desired.
  • Blender note: I use a Blendtec brand blender that has an option of a smaller size jar.  This smaller jar works perfectly for this recipe, but I've found when I use my extra large blender jar, there's not quite enough liquid to blend properly in the first step.  Keep this in mind and use a smaller size blender jar if you have that option, or simply double the recipe for a large jar.


Calories: 2058kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 216g, Saturated Fat: 30g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g, Monounsaturated Fat: 158g, Sodium: 1173mg, Potassium: 94mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 0.3IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Salad Dressings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil honey vinaigrette
Calories: 2058kcal
Author: Sara Wells
Cost: $5
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