Basil Oil

  • Servings: MAKES ABOUT 1/3 CUP

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  • 2 packed cups basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

How to make this recipe

  1. Prepare a bowl of ice water. In a small saucepan of boiling water, blanch the basil for 15 seconds. Drain and add the basil to the ice water; squeeze dry. In a blender, puree the basil with the olive oil. Scrape into a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight. Bring the Basil Oil to room temperature and strain.

Make Ahead

The Basil Oil can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Contributed By Published September 2001

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