Meyer Lemon-Basil Salad Dressing in a jar with a basil leaf on top

Meyer Lemon-Basil Salad Dressing Recipe

Meyer Lemon-Basil Salad Dressing will add a splash of aromatic, fresh flavors to your greens. It's sweet and tart and elevates salads to another level.
*Makes 2 cups

Course Dressing, Vinaigrette
Cuisine American
Keyword great for salads, unique dressings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 95 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein


  • 1 cup Meyer lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the lemon juice, orange juice, shallots, garlic, ginger, salt and honey. Very gradually whisk in the oil. Stir in the basil leaves and season to taste with the pepper. If necessary, add more salt.
  2. This dressing is best when you let it sit for at least an hour before using, and you can make it a few days ahead, keeping it stored in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Use a jar to make your salad dressings. It makes for an easy way to blend them. If you have a large jar with a lid, simply add everything to the jar, close it tightly and shake to blend.