Easy to make vinaigrette dressing especially good with summer salads.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -1/2 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, basil, and garlic. Pour over or toss with your favorite salad to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 6.1g; fat 18g; sodium 1.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (128)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2008
Love this recipe! I have made it exactly from the recipe with excellent results, and I have tailored it to my preferences as well. It turns out best when I add a little bit less oil and honey, and replace about ¼ cup vinegar with ¼ cup white wine. I use whole a couple of whole basil stocks, stems and leaves and run everything but the garlic through the food processor and let stand overnight. I then strain out the basil and add minced garlic. It is a beautiful emerald green color and the flavor is amazing!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2009
Tip: Strain the fresh basil out if you want to save this dressing for later. (I always refrigerate my leftover dressing and this one failed me when I saw the sad black-looking wilted basil floating atop a sea of oil a couple days down the road.) Read More
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169 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 126
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2009
Tip: Strain the fresh basil out if you want to save this dressing for later. (I always refrigerate my leftover dressing and this one failed me when I saw the sad black-looking wilted basil floating atop a sea of oil a couple days down the road.) Read More
(167)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2008
Love this recipe! I have made it exactly from the recipe with excellent results, and I have tailored it to my preferences as well. It turns out best when I add a little bit less oil and honey, and replace about ¼ cup vinegar with ¼ cup white wine. I use whole a couple of whole basil stocks, stems and leaves and run everything but the garlic through the food processor and let stand overnight. I then strain out the basil and add minced garlic. It is a beautiful emerald green color and the flavor is amazing!!! Read More
(163)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2005
I'm doing a low-carb diet - so I substituted Splenda for the honey. It was still tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2006
I LOVED this dressing and thank you so much for posting this. Previous attempts at a great versatile dressing have failed and so it was refreshing to have this one at last. I reduced the oil upped the vinegar and as recommended reduced the honey. Tasted wonderful with lots of fresh basil over a pasta salad (pasta red peppers olives onion tomatoes...simple but yum!) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2005
It was pretty good.....I suggest adding MORE vinegar and LESS honey. its a very simple dressing but its good in a pinch and gets the job done. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2006
This dressing was really easy to make and very tasty. It is also a great way to get rid of any left over fresh basil you might have. It has a really sweet flavor so if you don't like that than this isn't for you. This recipe made a lot of dressing so I put the remaining dressing in my own bottle and it has kept great in the fridge - it just needs a little shake up after the oil and vinegar have seperated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2006
This is similar to a salad dressing we had in one of the Walt Disney restaurants we were in. It is great on salad but excellent over chicken. A nice change from mayo based dressing. I recommend mixing in a blender. Our newest family favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2005
Great! I made this for my Thanksgiving salad and everyone enjoyed. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2006
This was quick easy and DELICIOUS! I served it with a mixed green salad with dired cranberries feta and pecans. It was a big hit. Read More
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