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How To Make Basil-Walnut Dressing

by Summer Rayne Oakes

Basil Walnut Dressing

Serves 4

Instead of adding whole nuts, like walnuts or pecans, to your salad (I always have trouble spearing them with my fork), try blending them with some fresh herbs and some extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil. You’ll get just as much nutty flavor from the dressing—and it’ll be better incorporated throughout the salad.


1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons walnuts,toasted

Juice of 1 lemon

1⁄2 cup fresh basil

1 garlic clove, peeled

Pinch of sea salt

Pinch of white pepper

Add all ingredients to a blender and puree for 2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth. Add more olive oil if necessary.

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