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Basil Oil

Perk up your next meal with this simple infused oil.
Course Extras
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Donya | asouthernsoul.com


  • 2 ounces fresh basil - about 2 cups packed
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • In a small bowl, prepare an ice bath - water and ice cubes. 
  • Bring about 2 cups of water to boil in a small sauce pan. 
  • Add the basil leaves and make sure they are all submerged. Cook for about 10-12 seconds. 
  • Immediately scoop out with a slotted spoon and transfer to the ice bath. 
  • Once they have cooled, remove to paper towels to drain. Gently squeeze the paper towels to remove as much of the liquid as possible. 
  • Pour oil into large metal or glass container add salt and mix with hand blender. Add 1/2 of the basil leaved and process briefly. 
  • Add the remaining leaves and blend until all leaves are pureed. 
  • Add a few fresh basil leaves, blend well. This will brighten the flavor to total freshness.