Basil Vinaigrette (And 20+ recipes to use it!)

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5 minutes

Hands down one of the most popular recipes on WGC – Basil Vinaigrette. 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 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 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 video below to see how easy it is and then make it STAT!

 

AND – you guys asked for it on Insta live on monday. Here are a billion ideas on how to use the basil vinaigrette:

Easy Basil Vinaigrette

Simple Basil Vinaigrette

Basil Vinaigrette

Gaby Dalkin
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 1 shallot roughly chopped
  • 1 cup tightly packed basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp basil vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.
  • Use on salads, grilled meats, pasta, rice etc.

Photo by Matt Armendariz // Food Styling by Adam Pearson // Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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137 comments

  1. J Thompson

    Made this for the third time over tomatoes and mozzarella for an awesome caprese – this is a recipe I will use again and again! Also, I think it’s Whole30 approved to those of you looking to spice up your meals. Would be great on any meat, potatoes, tomatoes… etc! Thank you for this great recipe!

  2. Eric Jones

    Basil vinaigrette is amazing! So fresh!

    Its topping salmon steak tonite for dinner! Can’t wait.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!

  3. Francescsa

    I just accidentally made this with sherry instead of red wine vinegar. It probably goes without saying, but don’t do that. It’s not good that way. *face palm*

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  9. Monika

    This is honestly the best thing ever! So versatile. We use it all the time.

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    This is my favorite salad dressing! Trying to enter into My Fitness Pal and need number of servings – can you give me an estimate?

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