This homemade basil oil is a delicious topping on bread.
Cost $.09 per tablespoon
- 2 cups basil leaves loosely packed
- 1/2 clove garlic
- 1 3/4 cups olive oil divided
- 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
Blanch the basil leaves in boiling water for 10 seconds. Drain the basil and transfer it to a bowl of cold water.
Drain the basil again and place it in a food processor. Add the garlic, salt, and 1/2 cup olive oil. Process well.
Add the remaining 1 1/4 cups of oil to the food processor and pulse to combine. Scrape down the sides if needed.
Store the basil oil in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg