Tomato Lime Basil Dressing

by Amie on July 18, 2011

It’s all you need for a summertime dish.

A lil’ drizzle here n’ there.

It’s delish atop fresh summer green salads, grilled veggies and even a nice bowl of fresh fruit. Yes, fresh fruit. Why not drizzle a bit atop a bowl of fresh cantaloupe and melon with raspberries. Sounds pleasant, doesn’t it?

I snapped these pictures yesterday with my tomato plants in view so you can get a lil’ view of my nice fresh tomato plants that are starting to pop up nice n’ ruby red.

I used my fresh Jersey garden tomatoes in this recipe and it was amazing.

I think I consumed about 20 tomatoes this weekend.

I made this dressing about 4 times and enjoyed it all weekend long.

It’s a new favorite.

And it’s fresh, of course.

So, what’s not to love?

Summer freshness, summer flavor, summer lovin’ in every bite.

It’s as simple as that.

Drizzle, drizzle.


Tomato Lime Basil Dressing

Gluten-Free and Vegan


  • 3 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Barlean’s Flax Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender; process until smooth.  Transfer to a sealed container and place into the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. Drizzle atop salads, grilled vegetables, fish and tofu.
  3. Enjoy!
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Carolina @ Peas in a Blog July 18, 2011 at 9:31 am

I love making my own salad dressing, its a great way to spice up your meals. Love this recipe!


Amie July 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Thank you, Carolina. Great to hear from you…salad dressings are fabulous to make especially in the summertime with the fresh herbs; I love it! Have a great day.


Kristina July 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Homemade salad dressings are the way to go – thanks for sharing!


Amie July 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Thanks so much; gotta love a fresh homemade dressing, right? Always better and more refreshing when you create your own. Great to hear from you; thanks for your comment.


Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites July 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm

What a beautiful, fresh dressing! Sounds like it could morph into a pretty awesome fresh salsa too!!


Amie July 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Sarah…it’s delish…so happy to hear you enjoyed it! I bet it would make a great salsa…I’ll have to try it with tacos and tortilla chips. Thank you.


Alyse July 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Mmm this looks delicious! I’ve been gorging myself on heirloom tomatoes, too! ‘Tis the season, after all. I think I’ll drizzle this on some greens from my garden!


Amie July 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Thanks so much, Alyse. I’m lovin’ tomatoes this summer, too…just can’t seem to get enough and heirloom’s are the best. Have a great night!


JohannaGGG July 18, 2011 at 9:59 pm

love those flavours – just wish tomatoes were in season here but will bookmark for summer when I am feeling like salads


Amie July 19, 2011 at 9:08 am

Thanks Johanna; love your blog! Thanks for visiting and for your comment! Great to hear from you. ox


Sherilyn @ Wholepromise July 19, 2011 at 5:15 am

This sounds delightfully refreshing! Yum……


Amie July 19, 2011 at 9:07 am

Thank you, Sherilyn! Great to hear from you. Enjoy your day.


Theodora July 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm

hey! It was so nice to meet you today! Let’s def get together soon.


Amie July 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Awww; you are fabulous! Great to hear from you. It truly such a pleasure meeting you, as well and I look forward to getting together again soon…we’ll set a date for a get-together! Enjoy your night.


Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 20, 2011 at 2:58 am

Nice flavor combination, I’m already thinking of all the things I could put this on!


Amie July 20, 2011 at 9:37 am

Thank you, Sylvie; can’t wait to see how you use this’s fabulously versatile and delicious. Enjoy and have a great day!


talley July 20, 2011 at 11:05 am

It was so great to meet you on ‘the shore’ this past week. I’ve had fun browsing blog – so many great recipes. I thought of you the other day when I went to a raw restaurant, ate dense nutty meals, and had the worst stomach afterwards. I think I had a really hard time digesting all of those nuts. Interesting.
Hope you had a good rest of the weekend and hopefully I’ll see you again soon. I’ll definitely be popping into the-healthy-apple on a daily basis!


Amie July 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Thank you, Talley! So great to hear from you. You are fabulous and I am so excited to read your blog! Such a pleasure meeting you this weekend on our bike ride and I truly hope to see you again soon. Keep me posted when you are back in the states as I’d love to see you. Have a great day and looking forward to keep in touch. So happy we met!


courtney @ cupcakedynamite July 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

this looks like it would be perrrfect for some summer veggies!! not to mention that my mom came for a visit to NYC today and brought me some jersey tomatoes from my dad’s garden. :)


Amie July 21, 2011 at 7:48 am

Thanks so much, Courtney…Oooo enjoy those tomatoes; I’m jealous. Keep cool in this heat wave!


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