Basil Vinaigrette

For a crisp summer favorite, serve this dressing over shrimp-pasta salad.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup olive oil


  1. Process first 6 ingredients in a blender until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Turn blender on high; add 3/4 cup olive oil in a slow, steady stream.
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