Basil Infused Oil


Almost exactly a month ago I planted two little basil plants. They've grown a lot since then and have been sitting next to my front door anxiously awaiting the perfect recipe. Yesterday I got home from work and decided to finally put them to use. I found this basil infused oil recipe via Shutterbean and decided to give it a try because it was just too simple not to.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves

Chop the basil. Combine the basil and the oil in a saucepan and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and let the basil and oil steep for about 30 minutes. Strain the mixture into a jar. Keep the oil in an airtight container for up to one month.

Try this oil on a salad or dip some bread in it!

6 comments:

  1. yum. such a good pairing.


    grace
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    1. It really is! It goes well with just about anything!

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  2. This sounds so simple & yummy!

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    1. It sure is! I just used it to make a grilled cheese!

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