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.
Oxmoor House SEPTEMBER 2012
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.
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