Creamy Basil Dressing

Basil season is over here in Michigan and what better way to use this flavorful herb than in a vinaigrette. Saying goodbye to summer…

Creamy Basil Dressing

  • 1 cup fresh basil, packed
  • 1 head roasted garlic
  • 2-4 tbsp. Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil + more to get the right consistency (I use a higher quality olive oil for salad dressings)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • could add a touch of lemon juice (optional)

To roast the garlic: cut off the top of the garlic and place the head of garlic on a piece of foil; sprinkle with olive oil and add a little salt and pepper. Close it up and bake in a 400°F oven for 45-60 minutes. Allow to cool and squeeze out the delicious roasted cloves. Mash and add to your recipe.

Combine the first four ingredients in a blender; slowly add the oil. Adjust seasonings for taste and add more oil to get the right consistency.

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Linking to Angie’s party and the two co-hosts Petra @ Food Eat Love and Vanitha @ Curry and Vanilla

I served this salad with a Paradiso Reserve, Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Pizza


13 thoughts on “Creamy Basil Dressing

  1. What a lovely dressing; especially with the roasted garlic!! Would love this on my salad any time or even in my sandwiches!! Thanks for bringing it to the party at Fiesta Friday 🙂 🙂


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