Summer Greens and Tomato Salad Dressing

  • Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup


  • 1 cup fresh lemon basil leaves, (or part lemon and part regular basil) packed
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, (optional)
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine basil, cheese and garlic in a food processor or blender. Process briefly, then start adding the olive oil in a steady stream, until well blended. Slowly add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, while blending.

  2. To use in salad: toss mixed lettuces with some of the dressing and arrange on a platter or individual plates. Place ripe tomato slices on top, then spoon dressing heavily over the tomato.


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