Sweet Basil Vinaigrette is the most delicious way to dress any salad! Made with simple ingredients, easy instructions, and only 5 minutes with a food processor. This amazing flavorful dressing pairs well with so many salads. This will be your new “go-to” dressing!
Your new favorite salad dressing!
A healthy and homemade salad dressing is one of my absolute favorite recipes to create!! As a nutritionist, I eat salad just about everyday. In order to keep things from getting boring, I love coming up with fun new combinations!! This Sweet Basil Vinaigrette is no exception.
From a nutritional standpoint, It’s loaded with fresh basil, giving us our daily dose of greens. It’s loaded with Vitamin K, Manganese, calcium, magnesium and more!
When blended up with garlic, vinegar, oil, sweetener, black pepper, and a dash of sea salt– It’s crazy delicious! It’s one that everyone goes absolutely crazy for! People do not leave my house before asking for this recipe.
I’ll never forget the first time I tried a version of this salad. My friend Desiree made this delicious fall salad for a Thanksgiving dinner with pears, cranberries, pecans, and spinach. This dressing made the entire dish come together, and I wanted to skip every other dish and only eat this. But, it was Thanksgiving, so obviously I enjoyed the rest of my meal. But after it was all finished, this was my favorite part! I knew I had to have the recipe.
I’ve been making this over the years for all seasons, not just the fall. I absolutely LOVE it during the first hints of spring because of the fresh taste, and I love to eat it with strawberries and avocado. It’s also one of my favorite dressings to make when I am hosting company, or bringing a dish to a social gathering.
Ingredients for Sweet Basil Vinaigrette
This recipe comes together so easily with the following:
- Fresh Basil leaves
- Minced garlic
- Olive oil or avocado oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Honey or coconut sugar
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
All you do is blend up in your food processor or blender!!
Serving and storing:
- Serving: I have adapted it over the years, making this refined sugar-free and using honey as the sweetener. I enjoyed it over the weekend with arugula, strawberries, feta, pecans, and red onion. So many great possibilities with this salad dressing; feel free to dress with anything and you won’t be disappointed!
- Storing: Something else I love is that this recipe will make plenty for you to enjoy salads for an entire week. It keeps well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Try this Sweet Basil Vinaigrette over these salads!
Sweet Basil Vinaigrette
Sweet Basil Vinaigrette makes the perfect pairing with any salad! You'll love the zing, slight kick, and ease of making this dressing so simply in a food processor.
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves loose
- 2/3 cup Avocado oil or olive oil
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth.
Serve over your favorite salad!
This dressing will hold in the fridge for at least 1 week.