Basil is an herb that is a member of the mint family. It is mainly used in Italian and Southeast Asian cuisines. It is a great herb to keep in your kitchen via an herb garden, fresh from the grocery store, or dried in your pantry. I would love to have a basil plant someday, but I would need to grow a green thumb first! Basil contains vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium. You would need to eat a lot of basil to get the benefits of these nutrients, but you can get tons of flavor from this herb without sodium! This is what I think is the best benefit to using fresh or dried herbs – no sodium. This dressing is delicious on any fresh, spring or summer salad, or drizzled over tomatoes with mozzarella. Take your pick!
Basil Green Goddess Dressing
- 1/2 shallot, chopped
- 1 cup fresh basil, stems removed
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
In a food processor, combine all ingredients on high until smooth. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Number of servings: 3 | Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Calories: 166, total fat: 19 g, total carbohydrates: 1 g, dietary fiber: 0 g, sugars: 0 g, protein: 1 g
What is your favorite make at home dressing? Tell me below!