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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  1. Amie!
    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!

    1. 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!

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

    1. 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.

  2. 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!

    1. 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!

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

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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.