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Garlic Basil Dressing

Fresh Basil for Garlic Basil Dressing

Garlic Basil Dressing is a delicious combination of garlic and fresh basil with red wine vinegar for a healthy dressing.


1 clove garlic
1 shallot
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (see note)
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup olive, corn or vegetable oil
15 fresh basil leaves


Turn on your food processor with steel knife and drop garlic and shallot down feed tube onto spinning blade to mince.

Add vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard and sugar. With processor running, slowly drizzle in oil.

Add basil leaves and coarsely chop with several on/off pulses.

Recipe Note

If you want the salad to remain bright green, eliminate vinegar altogether and substitute water.

Did You Know?

Basil's rich, pungent flavor complements garlic. As a spice, basil can be used liberally in foods.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 2 cups.

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