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Courtesy Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck is the original celebrity chef. Puck’s food is always sensational, as well as healthy, seasonal and easy to prepare. Puck’s Basil Garlic Vinaigrette recipe is one of my favorites and is especially good during the summer when fresh basil is readily available. Use this recipe for marinades or salad dressing, as well.

SERVES:  1 Cup


1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/4 cup Champagne vinegar

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup Olive oil


Freshly ground pepper


In a blender, combine the basil, vinegar, and Parmesan cheese until the basil is pureed.

With the motor running, pour the oil through the opening and blend until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, pour into a small bowl, and set aside. Whisk before using.


Puck recommends this simple dressing over fresh tomatoes or as a wonderful marinade for chicken and shrimp.  Another great fresh basil recipe is Wolfgang Puck’s Tomato and Basil Bruschette Recipe. Perfect for all that fresh basil growing in your garden!

Enjoy Puck’s website that is jam packed with great demonstration videos, great menus from his many restaurants and lots of fabulous recipes.


– The Gourmet Review

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