Basil Lemon Salad Dressing

I’ve been making my own salad dressing for a while now.  Usually it’s a blend of 2 parts olive oil, 1 part balsamic vinaigrette, and garlic gloves.  Recently I tried a new mixture and really like it for a change.  It’s tangy and refreshing for summer and easy to make…

Juice 1 lemon, add 2 Tbs. of white vinegar, a squirt of poupon or brown mustard, a shake of salt, and 1/4 cup of olive oil.  Whisk.  Cut up 4-6 basil leaves and add to mixture.  More whisking!  There’s enough for about 4 salads.


I have salad just about every day for lunch…yummy!  I hope the “cake lady” reads this!

23 thoughts on “Basil Lemon Salad Dressing

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  2. Great recipe Sherry! Yummy! I hope you don’t mind but I posted your recipe blog on my timeline. My friend Renee just posted yesterday that she wanted some recipes that included fresh basil…..& today I read your blog. Is it okay that I posted your recipe? Have a Wonderful Weekend!


  3. I also make my own salad dressing and it’s very similar to yours except I add a sprinkle of thyme, or other herb I have sitting around. Right now I have a nice basil plant a friend gave me and I have a fridge full of lemons, so I’ll make some adjustments and try it your way. Also, I now use grapeseed oil instead of olive oil and quite like it. Summer is great for salads, although I love them the year round.


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