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Sweet Basil Vinaigrette

Looking for a new way to use fresh basil? Sweet Basil Vinaigrette is here for it. Sweet, tangy, and absolutely packed with fresh basil, this fresh green dressing is great on green salads, for dipping vegetables, or tossed into a pasta salad.
This makes about 1 cup of vinaigrette.
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Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad Dressing
Keyword: basil recipe, homemade dressing
Servings: 14
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $3


  • 20 leaves Fresh Basil
  • 2 tsp chopped Shallot
  • 1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • Combine basil leaves, shallot, vinegar, honey, and salt in a jar (if using an immersion blender) or the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until evenly combined.
  • With the blades running, slowly add olive oil to the other ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  • Can be made up to 3 days ahead.


The vinaigrette may separate if made ahead and refrigerated. Just give it a good stir before serving.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg