Five Minute Basil Oil

Basil makes a wonderfully fragrant oil that you can drizzle over salads, soups, pasta, roast vegetables, or grains to bring your dish to the next level of deliciousness.

It pairs perfectly with my pear and cucumber gazpacho! Alternatively, I recommend drizzling it over fresh tomatoes or on crusty bread. Basil and tomato is a match made in heaven.

The best bit? Basil oil only takes five minutes to make!

A bunch of fresh basil
Fresh basil
A blue ceramic bowl containing basil leaves ready to be blanched with boiling water
Step 2: Place the basil leaves into a bowl in preparation for blanching them
A blue ceramic bowl containing blanched basil leaves covered with boiling water
Step 2: Blanch the basil leaves with boiling water
A container of olive oil, basil leaves, and salt ready to be blended
Step 3: Blend the basil leaves, olive oil, and salt
A glass bowl of homemade basil oil surrounded by fresh basil leaves on a wooden board
Five Minute Basil Oil
A glass bowl of homemade basil oil surrounded by fresh basil leaves on a wooden board

Five Minute Basil Oil

Course: Staples
Cuisine: Staples
Keyword: Cold Food, Dairy-Free, Dressing, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Nut-Free, Pescatarian, Refined Sugar-Free, Savoury, Soy-Free, Summer, Under 30 Minutes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Yeast-Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 Tbsp
Calories: 12 kcal
Author: Silvia Morris

Basil makes a wonderfully fragrant oil that you can drizzle over salads, soups, pasta, roast vegetables, or grains to bring your dish to the next level of deliciousness, and it only takes five minutes to make!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves loosely packed
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Boil some water in your kettle.
  2. Put the basil leaves into a small bowl and pour the boiling water over the top to cover the leaves. Leave for 40 seconds, then drain and rinse the leaves well under cold running water (blanching the leaves will prevent them from turning black).

  3. Add the basil leaves, olive oil, and salt to a blender or vitamiser and blend.

Recipe Notes

  • Store in a jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Nutrition Facts
Five Minute Basil Oil
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbsp)
Calories 12 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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