This dressing is great with artichoke and asparagus salad, and it's one of the easiest recipes I have! Using a good quality olive oil makes a big difference in this dressing.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
3.5 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a blender, combine the basil, garlic, cheese and vinegar. Slowly blend in the oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.4g; fat 40.7g 63% DV; cholesterol 0.6mg; sodium 11.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2010
Very nice vinaigrette because of the use of fresh basil, but very heavy on the oil. I cut the recipe in half and used less than half the amount of oil. Start off with a small amount of oil and add it according to your tastes and you'll have a nice dressing. Read More
(46)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2010
The roasted garlic is an interesting idea,if you have time. I used raw. The ratio of oil to vinegar is way off; typically 2:1 or 2.5:1 is about right, which is what I had to do...add vinegar. Read More
(6)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2010
Very nice vinaigrette because of the use of fresh basil, but very heavy on the oil. I cut the recipe in half and used less than half the amount of oil. Start off with a small amount of oil and add it according to your tastes and you'll have a nice dressing. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2003
Excellent flavor! I used red-wine vinegar instead of baslamic and had to increase the vinegar just a little to suit my sour taste. But, I am getting rave reviews! Thanks Richard for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2005
I loved this dressing! It looks a little dark and not so appealing once it is mixed up but it tastes wonderful over just a basic salad. A good salad dressing to go with a beef dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2004
Great salad dressing Richard! I cut back the oil by half yet still used the same amounts of the rest of the ingredients. After tasting I felt it needed a little brightening so I added the juice of a half of a lemon. My new favorite!!!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2008
Loved LOVED LOVED the fresh basil! I doubled the vinegar (white balsamic) and added the juice of half a lemon and a good squirt of dijon mustard. Left the cheese out and added it on top of the salad. I may still reduce the oil a bit next time, but still a good recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2005
Super easy to make and very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2010
I cut the oil to only half a cup and added a few tablespoons of lemon juice. After this was blended I put it over a fresh spinach salad with cilantro and onions. Heavenly!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2004
Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2010
The roasted garlic is an interesting idea,if you have time. I used raw. The ratio of oil to vinegar is way off; typically 2:1 or 2.5:1 is about right, which is what I had to do...add vinegar. Read More
(6)
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