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This basil oil recipe is a delicious way to use up fresh summer basil from the garden.

Basil Oil

This homemade basil oil is a delicious topping on bread.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword basil oil
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 11kcal
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