Basil Oil


Sort of like a pesto, but not quite a pesto this is literally just olive oil, basil, lemon juice and salt. Stir a couple of teaspoons into some pasta

1 bunch of fresh basil, leaves removed from the stem
1 tbsp. of lemon juice
1/2 cup of good quality extra virgin olive oil
Fat pinch of salt

Place the basil leaves in a food processor and pulse until the leaves are finely minced.
Run the processor and slowly drizzle in your oil until you have a nice rich, green oil. Add in the lemon juice and salt. Blend one more time.

Stir a couple of teaspoons into some pasta or rice and toss with a handful of fresh chopped tomatoes or spread over a nice hearty slice of whole grain bread or toast.