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.
We are well into spring and it’s time for grilling and bright fresh dishes. This is a delicious dressing for any salad or use as a marinade and finishing sauce for chicken or fish.
Also delicious as a dip for veggies, chips or anything edible you want to dip. I also have similar recipes to this which are herb based. Grilled Herb and Lime Chicken and Simple Roasted Vegetables with Herb Sauce.
In keeping with the spring-theme, I recently grilled vegetables to make a grilled vegetable pasta salad (recipe coming soon) 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 lemons 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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