Citrus basil vinaigrette for summer salads

citrus basil vinaigrette summer salads

I recently discovered this flavoursome vinaigrette in a supermarket magazine (always great for simple recipes!) and will be using it a lot from now on. The combination of oil, orange and lemon juice, basil, honey and white wine vinegar is a winner, especially with grain or pasta salads. I had the vinaigrette with a couscous, soya bean, sweet potato and feta salad but I think you could try it with anything that takes your fancy! It’s a great little recipe to have up your sleeve when you want to liven up a salad. I have visions of it going nicely with lentils, salad leaves, chicken, fish, quorn and quinoa.

Ingredients for citrus basil vinaigrette (based on salad for 4)

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. orange juice
1 tsp lemon juice
Zest of 1/4 lemon
2 tsp honey
1 tsp white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Bunch of fresh basil, chopped

Combine all the ingredients in a jar, put the lid on and shake. Pour over salad!


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