Basil Oil

Basil OilRecipe
Oxmoor House
Fresh basil can add such a hit of flavor to so many things: soups, grilled chicken, panini, or a fresh tomato and mozzarella salad. If you've found fragrant, fresh basil, or have grown your own, use it in this oil. Freeze extra oil in ice-cube trays.

Yield:

Serves 24 (serving size: 1 teaspoon)
Total time: 4 Minutes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Hands-On: 4 Minutes
Total: 4 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 41
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 4.6 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 23 mg
Calcium 4 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation

1. Place first 4 ingredients in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until pureed. Add cheese; process until blended.

Tip: People ask all the time how to keep their basil green and fresh. When you buy a bunch of basil, trim the ends and place it in a glass (stems down) with an inch of water at the bottom. Cover the glass with a plastic bag and leave it on your countertop. You won't believe how long it stays green.

Kids Can Help: Basil is so fragrant. Kids seem drawn to it. Making this recipe is an opportunity to teach them how to pick the leaves off the stems.