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basil lime vinaigrette

Basil Lime Vinaigrette & Marinade

  • Author: zenbelly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: condiments and sauces
  • Method: blend


  • 1 large shallot, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • a handful fresh basil leaves (about 1 cup very loosely packed)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • a few turns freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place all the ingredients in a quart-size jar (or similar receptacle).
  2. Using an immersion blender, blend for about a minute, or until the shallots and basil are pureed and the dressing is emulsified.
  3. Store in glass jar for up to a week, or frozen in ice cube trays for up to 6 months. It might solidify and separate when refrigerated, but just bring it to room temperature before using and give it a shake if need-be.

Keywords: marinade, dressing, vinaigrette