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Basil Puree Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Basil Puree

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"Simple to do, and a delight to add as a garnish to other dishes. My favorite is to swirl it into my Roasted Tomato soup just before serving."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Make a paste by crushing basil leaves and salt with a mortar and pestle. Stir in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • READY IN 10 mins
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May 24, 2010

Delightful! I had a chicken and pasta dish that looked a bit bland, whipped this up and... voila! Looked and tasted gourmet. I even made it simpler by pulsing in my food processor until it was the right consistency. Thanks Phil!

 
Jul 30, 2011

Quick and easy, yet tasty. This makes a very small amount and is perfect for add to slices of french or sour dough bread before I grill them. Also, this is great on pasta with or without marinara. Phil's suggestion of swirling it into tomatos soup is great. One of my favorite restaurants makes a hearty tomato soup and it is served with basil puree on top.

 

4 Ratings

Aug 18, 2010

Basil puree saves the day! My kids were disappointed because I had no parmesan or nuts to make pesto, but then, I found this! We made it to fit the amount of basil I had (probably less than this recipe intended), and it was a great sauce for our home made spinach noodles! A little goes a long way for flavour, so it fed the whole family!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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