- 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon each dried mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper
- calories 132
- caloriesfromfat 99 %
- protein 0.6 g
- fat 14.5 g
- satfat 1.7 g
- carbohydrate 0.7 g
- fiber 0.4 g
- sodium 74 mg
- cholesterol 27 mg
How to Make It
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Dunk basil leaves into the boiling water for 20 seconds. Drain and squeeze out as much excess water as possible.
In a blender, whirl blanched basil leaves with olive and canola oils. Empty into a measuring cup or small pitcher and reserve.
In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, garlic, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Whisk in a drop of the basil oil; continue adding drops of oil, whisking until mixture thickens to a mayonnaise-like consistency. Continuing to whisk, pour in remaining basil oil in a very thin stream. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per tablespoon.
If you are concerned about salmonella or bacteria in raw eggs, use 1/2 cup pasteurized whole eggs (available at some grocery stores) in place of the egg yolks.