Farmer’s market basil vinaigrette is one of my favorite homemade dressings. It’s simple and fresh – something that can help you prolong that summer feel well into the fall and winter. When we used to cater, we made this regularly, our customer’s loved it. This dressing is so simple and easy to make, but the flavor is a total total game changer.
Next time you’re at your local farmer’s market pick up some fresh basil so you can make this amazing vinaigrette. If you are lucky enough to shop at one of the markets here in San Luis Obispo County be sure to stop by Peacock Farm’s for amazing basil and the BEST tasting tomatoes on the entire central coast.
I like to pair this dressing with mixed baby lettuces, tomato, and if you are able to – crumbled farmhouse cheese. Just a note – if you don’t have a great farmer’s market near you, but live near a Trader Joe’s, you can pick up a huge packet of fresh basil there to use in this recipe.
Farmer’s Market Basil Vinaigrette
½ cup extra virgin olive oil (mellow or neutral flavor profile)
juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 tsp sugar (to taste)
2 tbsp finely chopped basil
Whisk all ingredients together
Adjust seasoning as needed
Farmer's Market Basil Vinaigrette
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil mellow or neutral flavor profile
- juice of 1 lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp sugar to taste
- 2 tbsp finely chopped basil
- Whisk all ingredients together
- Adjust seasoning as needed