Category, DifficultyBeginner

This grilled lemon and basil vinaigrette is a slightly smokey, delicious dressing for any salad or a sauce for chicken or fish.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

 6 Lemons, cut in half
 Zest of 1 large lemon
 3/4 cup Olive Oil plus 2 tablespoons
 1 tablespoon Basil, chopped
 1 tablespoon Parsley, chopped
 1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
 1/4 teaspoon Salt
 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

1

Preheat indoor or braai.

2

Cut the lemons in half.

3

Brush the lemon halves with 2 tablespoons olive oil.

4

Lay the lemons onto the grill cut-side down for 8 Minutes until browned.

5

Remove the lemons and allow to cool.

6

When the lemons are cool enough to handle, squeeze the lemons through a sieve into a bowl.

7

To a food processor or blender add the lemon juice, zest, basil, garlic, parsley, pepper and salt.

8

Blend then slowly drizzle the 3/4 cup olive oil into the blender while running.

9

Taste for seasoning and add pepper to taste.

10

Pour into a container and refrigerate.

Ingredients

 6 Lemons, cut in half
 Zest of 1 large lemon
 3/4 cup Olive Oil plus 2 tablespoons
 1 tablespoon Basil, chopped
 1 tablespoon Parsley, chopped
 1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
 1/4 teaspoon Salt
 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Directions

1

Preheat indoor or braai.

2

Cut the lemons in half.

3

Brush the lemon halves with 2 tablespoons olive oil.

4

Lay the lemons onto the grill cut-side down for 8 Minutes until browned.

5

Remove the lemons and allow to cool.

6

When the lemons are cool enough to handle, squeeze the lemons through a sieve into a bowl.

7

To a food processor or blender add the lemon juice, zest, basil, garlic, parsley, pepper and salt.

8

Blend then slowly drizzle the 3/4 cup olive oil into the blender while running.

9

Taste for seasoning and add pepper to taste.

10

Pour into a container and refrigerate.

Grilled Lemon Basil Vinaigrette