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Creamy Basil Salad Dressing


This is a traditional San Francisco recipe. The fresh basil is a regional favorite.


  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves,
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 scallions with tops, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


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