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Creamy Basil Dressing

Sweet-smelling fresh basil and zesty lemon will add color to your seasonal salad and make it come alive!

“Sweet basil, like oregano, has been shown to have antioxidant activity, as well as antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, and may be useful in treating inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis. Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is the constituent in sweet basil’s essential oil that blocks chemical signals that lead to inflammation. This constituent is the same one found in Cannabis sativa, only sweet basil does the job without triggering mood-altering effects."


  • 1 cup fresh basil, packed

  • I cup mayo

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 shallot

  • 2 cloves, garlic

  • 1 lemon, juiced (approx. 1/4 cup)

  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard

  • 1/4 tsp oregano, dried

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • water, enough for desired thickness

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

Note: This can be made dairy free or vegan by substituting vegan mayo and soy s

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