Basil vinaigrette

    5 min

    This dressing is great with artichokes, asparagus, or green salad, and it's one of the easiest recipes I have! Using a good quality olive oil makes a big difference in this dressing.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1 small bunch fresh basil leaves
    • 4 tablespoons crushed roasted garlic
    • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
    • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 750ml (1 pint 5 fl oz) extra-virgin olive oil
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. In a blender, combine the basil, garlic, cheese and vinegar. Slowly blend in the oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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    Made it healthier. Great salad dressing Richard! I cut back the oil by half, yet still used the same amounts of the rest of the ingredients. After tasting, I felt it needed a little brightening, so I added the juice of a half of a lemon. My new favourite!!!!  -  15 Sep 2008


    Excellent flavour! I used red-wine vinegar instead of baslamic and had to increase the vinegar just a little to suit my sour taste. But, I am getting rave reviews! Thanks Richard for sharing the recipe.  -  15 Sep 2008


    I loved this dressing! It looks a little dark and not so appealing once it is mixed up, but it tastes wonderful over just a basic salad. A good salad dressing to go with a beef dish.  -  15 Sep 2008