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Basil Dipping Oil

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell and Jan Gautro
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 2 teaspoons)
Just two ingredients combine for a complement to all kinds of bread.


  • 2 cups chopped fresh basil leaves (about 2 [3/4-ounce] packages)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 80
  • caloriesfromfat 100 %
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 6.6 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine basil and oil in a small, heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until thermometer registers 180°. Reduce heat to low; cook 20 minutes (do not allow temperature to rise above 200°). Cool to room temperature. Drain oil mixture through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids.