Basil Oil


This Basil Oil recipe is so good you'll want to drink it. It's an herb oil that's a perfect addition to soup, salad, or crusty bread!

You'll Need:

2 cups fresh basil 1 cup olive oil

Step 1

Blanch: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place basil leaves in a colander, then dunk the colander into the boiling water, using a spoon to ensure all basil leaves go under the water. Blanch for about 15 seconds, or until bright green and wilted.

Step 2

Ice Bath: Immediately transfer basil leaves to the ice water to stop the cooking process.

Step 3

Blend: Strain basil from water, patting dry. Add to a blender along with oil, blending until smooth.

Step 4

Strain: Strain the pureed mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove the basil solids, leaving you with a smooth basil oil!