Basil Oil Recipe

I love how every season brings its own beauty to our lives.
 I look forward to this time of year not only because the days are starting 
to feel a little cooler and I can wear cute sweaters, but because we get 
to reap the benefits of our labour through the harvest.

 Or in this case, someone else’s harvest; the grocery store’s to be exact.  
They have rows and rows of basil pots on sale, so I bought a couple of pots to 
bring home.  I’m of course loving burlap right now and made this cute little bag to 
cover the plain plastic pot it comes in.  Wouldn’t this make a super adorable gift?
Maybe attaching a basil recipe to it?  Perhaps the recipe below? ;)

You can use this recipe as a spread, drizzle on salad or steak or just
use it for dipping.  I’m a little obsessed with it and put in on everything. 

Basil oil recipe 

2 cups loosely packed basil leaves

½ clove garlic

1¾ cups olive oil

¼ tsp. salt (or to taste)

Directions1. Blanche the basil leaves in boiling water for 10 seconds2. Drain the basil and transfer it to a bowl of cold water3. Drain the basil again and place it in a food processor or blender. Add the garlic, salt, and ½ cup olive oil.  Process well4.Add the remaining 1¼ cups of oil to the food processor and pulse to combine; scrape down the sides if needed5.Store the basil oil in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week

So delicious! 
What are some of your favourite flavours from the harvest? 

As always, thank you so much for visiting today!
 Can’t wait to see you later on tonight at The Inspiration Gallery. 

much love,


  1. says

    Lucy, this looks wonderful. I wish I had some basil in the house to make this. I bought some crusty bread today in Boston’s North End and this would go perfectly with it :)

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