Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

Recipe Classifications




Side Dish


Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Soy-Free



Freezes well:


Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 15 Minutes)

Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

You may love basil in the form of pesto. If that’s so, this Basil Vinaigrette Recipe will carve a special place in your foodie heart! This earthy herb salad dressing has notes of mint, a tinge of bitterness, and mild sweetness. Basil sets itself apart with its strong, pleasing fragrance. The medley of flavors it exudes is simply satisfying to the palate.

Also, basil has components that help fight inflammation. It’s good for the heart and an aid to bowel issues too!

Just blend the basil with either avocado oil or olive oil (both are totally healthy oils), add the other ingredients, and voila! In a snap, you’ve got this amazing dressing!

Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

This Basil Vinaigrette Recipe also doesn’t just make your salad sing but it can also serve as a sauce for your meats, vegetables, or pasta. Just some suggestions: this is a perfect dressing or sauce for your Caprese salad, grilled salmon, grilled zucchini, and many more! 

This pleases an Italian cuisine enthusiast. And, you also gotta have this in your salad eating arsenal because of its versatility.

Basil Vinaigrette

A refreshing salad dressing that features the perfect balance of tang, savory, and earthy flavors. This recipe can be enjoyed any time of the year. And, it’s best paired with salad greens, fresh tomatoes, and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 124kcal


  • ¼ cup unrefined extra virgin avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Combine all the ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a mason jar or container with a tight-fitting lid, cover, and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Serve over salad and enjoy!


  • Feel free to substitute avocado oil with olive oil.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 10mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg

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Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.