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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Basil Oil

During the summer months when i have more basil in the garden than we can consume, i look for different things to do with basil, and making basil oil is a favorite, drizzled over garden tomatoes on a hot summer day.
It lasts in the fridge for at least 3 months, just remove from fridge 10 minutes before using since oil will be slightly solid.
Printable Recipe - click here
2 cups lightly packed basil leaves
1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Wash basil well and pat dry with paper towels. Pulse basil and olive oil in a food processor until well mixed. Pour into a saucepan and bring to a light boil stirring occasionally, until oil bubbles around the pan. Let it cool completely.
Run oil thru a fine wire strainer. Discard basil and place oil in a airtight jar. Refrigerate for at least 3 months.


  1. I am thrilled to get a recipe for an herb oil that can be maintained in the fridge for 3 months! Will it work for most other herbs as well? Happy face for me! Thanks a bunch, Bia! maryb

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