Did you know that majority of salad dressings and marinades are full of toxic industrial oils? Even the organic varieties are made with soy, canola and corn oils.

These are some of the most toxic ingredients in modern diets. Making your own dressing and marinade is not only healthier, it’s cheaper! I spend five or six bucks on organic, olive oil based dressings at the grocery store. Or I spend like, thirty seven cents to make my own. Plus, mine tastes better.

Fresh Basil Dressing in a glass bottle

Basil Dressing and Marinade

This easy basil dressing with fresh lemon juice and healthy olive oil will elevate every salad to a higher level! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course condiment, side
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 64 kcal


  • 10 basil leaves
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • dash of red pepper flakes optional
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Put it on everythang.


Use an immersion blender, Vitamix or food processor for this recipe. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 64kcalFat: 7gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 0.2mg
Keyword easy basil dressing, fresh basil dressing, lemon basil dressing
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