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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell and Jan Gautro Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell and Jan Gautro

Basil Dipping Oil

Just two ingredients combine for a complement to all kinds of bread.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2002

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2 teaspoons)

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 80
  • Calories from fat: 100%
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
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