Monday, April 18, 2011

Garlic Basil Oil

This oil is super easy to make yet it's packed with flavor. I like to drizzle it over so many foods: lentils, chicken, fish, potatoes, salad, and toast all benefit from the oils fresh flavors.

Fresh Basil - about an ounce
3-5 Garlic cloves - peeled and roughly chopped
White Balsamic Vinegar

Place the basil and garlic in a food processor or blender.

Pour just enough oil in to top the herbs and garlic.

Use the pulse setting, if you have one, to blend the basil and garlic together.

Finish with a splash of vinegar and a sprinkle of salt.

Taste the basil garlic oil. It should be sharp and fresh tasting. Don't worry if it's strong, the oil is used as an enhancer. It should add a pop of flavor to your food.

Try the oil drizzled over stew, baked fish or mashed potatoes. Also, try using roasted garlic or a different herb such as parsley or cilantro in your oil, a combination of herbs would also be tasty.

This condiment is vegan and gluten free!


  1. Thanks Joe! The oil is very versatile. Let me know if you use it with something fun!