Basil dressing

Don’t you love good dressing? A dressing that makes you eat and eat salads all day long. But a good and super tasty dressing that makes even the simplest salad AMAZING? Yes, me too. This basil dressing is all that and more.

baby bib lettuce with basil dressing

so, What’s in the basil dressing?

This dressing only has 5 ingredients, and I promise you they are so good together. This dressing is also so easy to make, just put all the ingredients in the blender and blend. Yes, it’s that easy. The ingredients for this dressing are:

  • Basil
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt
ingredients to make basil dressing

These ingredients are not only good in flavor, but they are total rockstars nutrition-wise. Garlic and basil have tons of properties and are good for many things. Both have antibacterial properties; they are so good at helping us fight inflammation and stress, among many other health benefits.

How cool is that while we are eating delicious, we are also nourishing ourselves. Amazing right?

bed of lettuce

Some questions you may have

How long does the basil dressing last in the fridge? This basil vinaigrette lasts a long time in the refrigerator. Prepare it on Monday so it can be your vinaigrette for the whole week.

What does it taste good on? I prepared this salad with a little gem salad, avocado, and dried cherries. But you can use it anywhere:


How to store fresh herbs?

The best way to keep fresh herbs is in the refrigerator.  I wrap them in paper towles and place them in the veggies drawers or in a glass container.
Salad with avocado and basil dressing

I love to combine all kinds of flavors and textures in salads, no matter what type of salad it is, whether it is lettuce, spinach, or kale. Nuts, seeds, microgreens, and a good dressing, make a huge difference in a salad.

✨✨GIVE IT A TWIST: If you don’t have dehydrated cherries, add whatever you have at home: nuts, seeds, or dried fruits, this dressing goes well with a lot of different things, so feel free to add what you like.

I give you the recipe for this basil dressing for green leaves and avocado salad and if you like it please put 5 stars and share a photo of your salad on Instagram, FB or save it for later on Pinterest. If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you via DM or in the comments section.

basil dressing

Basil dressing

Alejandra Graf
A dressing that will tansform your saladas in a delicious and nutricious way. This dressing is so easy to prepare and so flavorful it will soon become one of your favorites.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 242 kcal


Bsil dressing

  • 1 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • ¾ cup Olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper


  • mixed greens
  • avocado
  • dried cherries


  • To make the dressing, blend the dressing ingredients until creamy.
  • In a bowl put lettuce and a tablespoon or two of the basil dressing. Mix well, top with the diced avocado, and mixed fruit.


Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 98mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 211IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword basil dressing, basil vinaigrette, salad dressing, simple salad


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alejandro rodriguez
2 years ago

Hola, your recipe sounds Yummy, but in your instructions, it seems that we need to blend everything, I know is only the 6 first ingredients, but anyway is confusing. I found that some olive oils get bitter if you blend it. Did you experience something similar? As I read your recipe I thought that you can add pine nuts or walnuts that complement beautiful these flavors.
Thanks for sharing!





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