Creamy Basil Dressing or Dip!

Recipe by Enjolinfam
READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 1 cup


  • 3
    tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 12
    tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 12
    teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1
    medium garlic clove, minced
  • 3
    tablespoons olive oil or 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 34
    cup low-fat Greek yogurt, plain (to make this vegan you can use 3/4 cup soft tofu crumbled up instead)
  • salt or garlic salt, to taste


  • In a food processor or blender, combine the lemon juice, basil, mustard, and garlic. Process until smooth. Then, with machine running, gradually ad oil. When oil has been completely blended in, add tofu (if making nondairy option). If using yogurt, remove the dressing from the food processor and place in small bowl and gently stir in yogurt.
  • Season to taste with salt. Cover and refrigerate. Stir well before each serving. The tofu version will especially thicken when chilled. Thin with a teaspoon or so of water if needed.