Basil Dipping Oil

Basil Dipping OilRecipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell and Jan Gautro
Just two ingredients combine for a complement to all kinds of bread.


12 servings (serving size: 2 teaspoons)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 80
Caloriesfromfat 100 %
Fat 9 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 6.6 g
Polyfat 0.8 g


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


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.