Pic of Basil dressing

Basil dressing

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Salad dressings & dips

Basil dressing

Side Serves 4 10 min
This easy, fragrant lemon and basil dressing is good on salads, or as a dipping sauce with crusty white bread. It's also a lovely addition drizzled over grilled courgettes, fish or tomatoes or roast root veg, or trailed into soup to add an extra burst of flavour.


  • a handful of basil leaves
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    Crush the basil leaves with a pinch of salt in a pestle and mortar or food processor, gradually adding enough olive oil to give a dressing consistency. Add a little lemon juice and pepper to taste.

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