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Healthy Basil Port Wine Vinaigrette

Amy Lawrence
This Healthy Basil Port Wine Vinaigrette is the perfect crown to my Summer Melon Caprese Salad. Sweet, savory and delicious! Super easy to make especially if you have an immersion blender. Be sure and use a quality port wine, pinot and balsamic vinegar. It makes a big difference! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 19 hrs 50 mins
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 20 tablespoons
Calories 100 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons sweet onion chopped
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 cup port use a quality drinking port
  • 1/4 cup pinot noir
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar - use a good quality balsamic vinegar this is important
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


  • Spray saucepan with olive oil spray.
  • Heat to medium high heat. Add onions. Saute onions until slightly brown.
  • Add port and pinot noir. Boil for about 8 minutes. Reduce mixture to about 3/4 cup. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • In an immersion blender, add balsamic and honey.
  • Add port mixture and blend. Add basil and blend. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add olive oil and lightly blend. Keeps 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1tbspCalories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.1gFat: 8.7gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.9gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.2gSodium: 75.2mgPotassium: 28.3mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1.3IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 4.9mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword port wine vinaigrette
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