Hands down one of the most popular creations here – My Simple Basil Vinaigrette Recipe. Not even exaggerating, it’s the best vinaigrette in the world and it’s going to make your recipes THAT much better!
I’m all about taking a shortcut in the kitchen every now and then – and that is exactly what this Basil Vinaigrette allows me to do! It’s my go-to basil salad dressing (and has been since I first posted it in 2014) for all of my favorite summer meals and you’ll be seeing it make an appearance in a few recipes over the next several weeks as I try to stretch out this California summer until November 🙂 I whip up a batch of Basil Vinaigrette every few days and keep it on hand for anytime I’m in a pinch and need to eat something STAT. (because, like I’ve said before, no one wants to see me when I’m Hangry) It’s not a pretty picture. Watch the Basil Vinaigrette video below to see how easy it is and then make it STAT!
AND – you guys asked for it on Insta live recently. Here are a billion ideas on how to use the basil vinaigrette recipe:
- Bruschetta Bar
- Heirloom Tomato Tart
- Tomato Basil Pasta with Burrata
- Grilled Romaine Salad
- Cheesy Monkey Bread
- Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn
- Loaded Power Salad
- Chicken Shish Kebabs
- Melon Caprese Skewers
- Sweet Corn and Basil Pizza
- Goat Cheese and Roasted Beet Salad
- Three Cheese Stromboli
- Burrata Tomato Salad
- Three Cheese Pizza
- Polenta Bar
- Grilled Salmon Skewers
- Double Decker Italian Turkey Burger
- Roasted Spaghetti Squash
- BLT Bar
- Green Monster Salad
- Charred Tomato Pesto Pizza
- Spring Pea Pizza
- Basil Vinaigrette Pasta
- Summer Turkey Meatballs – the recipe itself doesn’t call for the basil vin but I tried it on it over the week and OMG IT IS EVERYTHING
Simple Basil Vinaigrette
- 1 shallot roughly chopped
- 2 cups tightly packed fresh basil leaves stems removed (about 4 ounces)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Combine all the ingredients for the basil vinaigrette in a high powered blender and blend for 60 seconds until very smooth.
- Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately. Or you can refrigerate the vinaigrette for up to 3-5 days.
2 cups tightly packed fresh basil leaves
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions Step 1 of 2: Combine all the ingredients for the basil vinaigrette in a high powered blender and blend for 60 seconds until very smooth.
Instructions Step 2 of 2: Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately. Or you can refrigerate the vinaigrette for up to 3-5 days.