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Lemon Basil Salad Dressing

Do you ever have too much of an herb left over? Me too. Time to put them to good use. I also had an excess of lemons (I know, is there such thing?) so I decided to put two and two together into a dressing. I’ll admit, my expectations were mediocre at best … and this recipe blew them out of the water!It’s quick, easy, and makes a shockingly vibrant and flavorful dressing.

Best For- A flavorful dressing to brighten up even the saddest of salads.

Musical Pairing – “This Life” by Vampire Weekend


Makes 5-6 servings.

  • 2 small lemons, squeezed (~1 tbs juice)
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


Total time – 5 min

  • Put all ingredients in your choice of blender (I used an immersion blender- a normal blender or magic bullet would also work) and blend together until relatively uniform. We’re looking for minimal basil chunks (see photo for reference). You’re done!
  • Enjoy for up to a week in the fridge.
  • Also— not a step, but please wash and dry your basil. You don’t know where it’s been since the ground and your tummy and immune system will thank you!

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