Black Pepper Pesto Salad Dressing

This is a great dressing for any salad!



  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup virgin olive oil


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup black pepper pesto


  1. Combine garlic, pine nuts, basil and black pepper in emulsifying blender and pulse a few times.
  2. Slowly add olive oil while continuing to pulse, should remain slightly course.
  3. Can be tossed with pasta, served as a veggie dip, or create the vinaigrette and drizzle over steamed vegetables

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