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A spoon lifting out some basil vinaigrette out of a small food processor.

Basil Vinaigrette

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 1/2 cup
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


Basil Vinaigrette – a delicious, light and flavorful vinaigrette recipe that is perfect on salads of all types! Perfect for that summer basil!


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon shallot, minced
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar


  1. Add ingredients to a small blender or food processor. Blend until consistency is smooth. 
  2. Taste and add additional salt as needed for flavor or add additional olive oil to thin. 
  3. Serve on your favorite salads or use with our favorite Summer Farro Salad!


  • Storage: keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Serving: we love this on a Summer Grain Salad or enjoy on any other salad recipe for a light, flavorful homemade dressing!