Sweet Basil Vinaigrette

I’ve been making this over the years for all seasons, not just the fall. I absolutely LOVE it during the first hints of spring because of the fresh taste, and I love to eat it with strawberries and avocado. It’s also one of my favorite dressings to make when I am hosting company, or bringing a dish to a social gathering. Everyone always asks for the recipe!! Since it’s the week of enjoying green food for St. Patrick’s day, I thought it would be perfect to share with all of you!

I have adapted it over the years, making this refined sugar-free and using honey as the sweetener. I enjoyed it over the weekend with arugula, strawberries, feta, pecans, and red onion. So many great possibilities with this salad dressing; feel free to dress with anything and you won’t be disappointed! Something else I love is that this recipe will make plenty for you to enjoy salads for an entire week. Its keeps well in the fridge. Enjoy!!



  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves loose
  • 1/2 cup salad oil your choice, I use olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve over your favorite salad!

This recipe and image adapted from: www.wholesomelicious.com

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