Basil Vinaigrette

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  • Servings: Makes 1/3 cup
KEY: Summer, Fast - Column, Barbecue/Cookout, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Dressings, Basic/Easy, Fast, Make Ahead, No-Cook, Vegetarian

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Ingredients

  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a food processor, pulse the garlic until chopped. Add the basil and pulse until finely chopped. Add the oil, vinegar and crushed red pepper and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Notes

Great With Heirloom tomato salad, pasta salad, panzanella salad and grilled fish, chicken or lamb.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published June 2009

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