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2 jars of bright green lemon basil dressing on white marble board with wood bowl of lemon and basil in background.

Lemon Basil Dressing

Author: Janet Harlow
Course: Sauces and Dressings
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 2 ½ cups
The blender does all the work in this easy lemon basil salad dressing that can also go with fish, chicken and veggies.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 3 oz fresh basil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup sunflower safflower oil
  • 6 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
  • ¼-½ tsp table salt
  • 1 Tbsp. agave optional


  • Remove the thicker stems from the basil and stuff it into your blender cup. Add the remaining ingredients but use only ¼ tsp salt.
  • Blend on high for 30-40 seconds.
  • Taste. Feel free to adjust the flavor to your preference. Balance the sour with some sweetener or more oil. If it seems blah add more salt.
  • Store in the refrigerator to maintain the bright green color.


Serving: 2TbspCalories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 1gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gSodium: 88mgSugar: 1g
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