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Basil Vinaigrette


For a quick side dish, combine steamed green beans and boiled new potatoes or kidney beans (rinsed and drained); top with this vinaigrette.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 1/4 cups

Source: Body+Soul, September 2007


  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a blender, combine basil, lemon juice, 1/2 cup water, and mustard. Blend on high speed until completely smooth. With the motor running, add oil in a steady stream, blending until incorporated; season with salt and pepper to taste.

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