Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

by Phoebe Green
Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

This Basil Vinaigrette Dressing is a quick and easy salad vinaigrette dressing recipe in basil, honey, lime, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and water for a zero cholesterol meal. Add to a mixed salad, and you have a zero cholesterol, easy, healthy side dish, no cooking skills required!

The secret ingredient in vinaigrette is water; otherwise, you end up with a much thicker dressing. All you need to do is add the ingredients in a small jar with a lid and shake it just before serving. Then, add more water and lime or a thinner dressing, add more garlic or oil for a thicker dressing.

Do a taste test: if the basil vinaigrette tastes too salty and too sour, it should be just right to be used over your salad. Only pour any salt containing dressing over a salad right for serving. Otherwise, the salt will make the salad leaves mushy.

Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

Phoebe Green
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 133 kcal


  • 1 small handful basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon hot water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 ½ medium lemon juice or calamansi lime
  • 1 small garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or less teaspoon
  • 1 pinch pepper


  • Scoop 1 teaspoon of honey, put it in a little jar and pour the bit of hot water over it so that the honey can dissolve.
  • Add the lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Cut the garlic fine, squeeze it further with the side of your knife and add to the little jar.
  • Cut the basil leaves finely and add to the jar.
  • Screw the lid on the jar. Just before serving, shake it rigorously and pour over your salad. Put a lid on your salad bowl, shake everything around and serve immediately.


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 146mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg

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