Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

This lemony dressing gets a refreshing herbal lift with chopped fresh basil. Serve it with ripe summer tomatoes for an easy side salad.

Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Whisk basil, lemon juice, oil, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

33 Calories
2g Fat
1g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size about 1 Tbsp.
Calories 33
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 70IU 1%
Sodium 103mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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