A delicious condiment bursting with the summery flavors of fresh basil and lemon. This Lemon Basil Oil is delightful for dipping and drizzling.
Servings: 108 1-teaspoon servings
Calories: 36 kcal
finely grated zest from 3 medium lemons
or other neutral flavored oil
extra virgin olive oil
Bring a medium size pot of water to a boil. Add basil leaves and cook for 30 seconds. Quickly drain basil and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process.
Wring as much water as you can out of the basil by squeezing it in your hand, then wrap basil in several thickness of paper towels and squeeze again.
Add basil, lemon zest and sunflower oil to a blender container and blend for 1 minute until mixture is finely pureed.
Pour mixture into a small saucepan and add olive oil. Heat on medium high heat for 1-2 minutes, just until mixture begins to bubble slightly at the edges. Do not boil!
Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer (the finer, the better) into a jar or storage container.
Store in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks or freeze in small containers for 3-4 months.
Lemon Basil Oil
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.