Grilled Lemon & Basil Vinaigrette
Grilled Lemon & Basil Vinaigrette is a delicious and light salad dressing or dip. Fresh lemons are grilled until they get caramelized and sweet then the juice is blended with fresh basil and parsley for a lovely warm weather recipe.
This homemade 4 ingredient lemon dressing is perfect for any salad, a marinade and finishing sauce for chicken or fish. Also delicious as a dip for veggies, chips or anything edible you want to dip.
Adding Herbs to Sauces
Herbs are a delicious and healthy way to add flavor to blended sauces and dressing. Similar recipes to this which are herb based. Grilled Herb and Lime Chicken and Simple Roasted Vegetables with Herb Sauce and all these sauces have so many uses.
Lemon and Basil Vinaigrette Serving Suggestion
I recently grilled vegetables to make a Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad (picture below) and the perfect way to dress this salad was with the grilled lemon and basil vinaigrette. This dish is perfect of for a light dinner or a tasty lunch on-the-go.
Why Grill Lemons?
Grilling is a great way to transform the flavor of a lemon. Not only does it help release the lemon juices, but it makes the juice sweeter and slightly smokey.
No grill? No problem. You can place the cut-side of the lemon into a cast iron skillet or heavy pan over high heat until it is lightly charred.
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