Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

I wanted to serve a light salad to pair with the Summer Veggies with Pasta and Shrimp so I decided to do a simple spinach salad with a tasty vinaigrette.  I found this recipe at Tiny Green Mom that looked perfect.  I tossed this light and tangy vinaigrette with spinach, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, toasted pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese for a delicious and beautiful salad that we all loved.  If you like lemon and basil then try this vinaigrette!

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Combine the chopped basil, canola oil, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, honey, garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste in a shallow dish.  Blend the mixture with an immersion blender until well combined.  Drizzle over your favorite salad ingredients and toss to coat evenly.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

 

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

 

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

Zest and juice of one lemon
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup of basil leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4-1/2 tsp honey
3 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine the chopped basil, canola oil, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, honey, garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste in a shallow dish. Blend the mixture with an immersion blender until well combined. Drizzle over your favorite salad ingredients and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Tiny Green Mom

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup of basil leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp honey
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the chopped basil, canola oil, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, honey, garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste in a shallow dish. Blend the mixture with an immersion blender until well combined. Drizzle over your favorite salad ingredients and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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23 Comments

  1. gloriadelpilar says:

    This vinaigrette Pam look delicious!

  2. WOW, it looks soooooooooooo good 😀

  3. Lovely color! I’ve made something similar to this before and drizzled it over grilled fish. It was fabulous!!!

  4. Kim in MD says:

    I love basil and lemon, so I’m sure I will love this vinaigrette! I bet it would be delicious on pasta salad, too! In fact, how about pasta salad with salad with allof the ingredients you used in your salad? Spinach, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, toasted pine nuts and parmesan cheese? Ok- now I’m craving it! 🙂

  5. How long do you think this will keep in the frig?

    1. I had some in the fridge for 3 days and it still tasted great but the color wasn’t as vibrant. I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Pam

  6. Oh my, that does look refreshing! I love anything with lemon in it!!

  7. It looks so bright and tasty, I would love this on some cold pasta as well.

  8. I have to say, I love the color of that dressing! So vibrantly green.

  9. basil is one of my favorite herbs, but i never thought to blend it in a dressing, YUM!

  10. This sounds so perfectly summer and it’s the best color ever!

  11. we have a basil plant and i’ve been looking for ways to use it other than pesto (one can only eat so much pesto…)–this sounds great!

  12. Stephanie says:

    Made this Sunday for a salad along side pasta. Absolutely delicious! So refreshing.