Super flavorful balsamic vinaigrette dressing with basil and garlic! Perfect for summer time with fresh, flavorful garden basil.
Hello again, basil… I missed you all winter! If you have some beautiful fresh basil (or other herbs!) this is a wonderful way to use it. I love this simple, flavorful dressing so much that sometimes I’ll make a salad just so I can have this dressing. But then again I’ve always been such a fan of garlic and balsamic. This recipe yields about one cup but you can certainly increase or decrease as needed.
Just a few updated notes: I posted this recipe shortly after beginning the blog. However since then, I’ve drastically reduced my oil consumption. This recipe calls for quite a bit of olive oil, so if you’re interested in finding recipes for oil-free dressings here are some additional ideas:
Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
Thai Garlic-Ginger Peanut Dressing
Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing
Zesty Italian Vinaigrette
Tangy Greek Vinaigrette
Hope you enjoy! Come join The Garden Grazer on Instagram and share a photo if you make or adapt this! I’d love to see your beautiful salad creations.
Garlic-Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 6 basil leaves
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Mince garlic and chiffonade basil.
- In a small bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil, and salt/pepper.
- Slowly pour in olive oil, whisking to combine.
- Add additional salt/pepper to taste if needed.
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Enjoying this Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette? Feel free to browse the full “Vegan Salad” recipe archives on the site for more fresh, tasty plant based inspiration!