Basil Pesto Salad Dressing

by Erin

I already put pesto on everything so why not use it as a salad dressing as well? Just add white balsamic vinegar!

Basil Pesto Salad Dressing 2

Like bacon, pesto makes everything better. So when trying to eat more fresh salads this summer using vegetables and herbs from our garden and/or farmers’ market it occurred to me that I should pour pesto on my salads as well! With my basil plant growing exponentially I have plenty to go around to make a lot of pesto. To make a salad dressing all I did was add some white balsamic vinegar. You could use a white wine vinegar as well if you cannot find white balsamic.

Basil Pesto Salad Dressing 3

Thanks Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting our Farmer’s Market Event!

Wednesday Farmer’s Market Week Recipes

Basil Pesto Salad Dressing 1

Two years ago: Brownie Batter Dip

Three years ago: Weekly Meal Plan #24

Four years ago: Toasted Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Five years ago: Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon, Peach, & Basil Burgers

Six years ago: Veggie Cups with Green Goddess Dip & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Seven years ago: Cinnabon Roll Rice Krispies Treats


Makes 3/4 cups


1/2 cup basil pesto

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar)


  1. Add pesto and vinegar to a small bowl and whisk together (or place in a jar with lid and shake).
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original

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Liz @ Books n' Cooks August 11, 2019 - 11:04 am

This is such an awesome idea! I’m going to try it next time I make pesto!

Cindy Kerschner August 7, 2019 - 12:07 pm

I’m a big fan of homemade pesto. This dressing sounds like a great idea!

spiffycookie August 7, 2019 - 4:36 pm

You will be a fan of this too!


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