Recipe by Allrecipes
"This garlic and basil spread gives ordinary sandwiches a kick."
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fresh basil leaves
red pepper flakes
olive oil, or as needed
I was surprised that my food processor could handle half a recipe of this, but it did! I had to scrape it from the sides a little, but it made it easily! My basil was almost at its end-of-the-season yellow, but it still worked! This is delicious! I will definitely make this again! It was perfect with Pulled Pork Pesto Sandwich from this site.
I'm not sure what to think of this. Normally I love garlic and spicy but with just 8 basil leaves (I actually used 10 of the biggest I could find on my plants) this is really, really garlicky and the whole teaspoon of red pepper flakes makes it mighty spicy. To me this is more of a flavored oil than a spread. I made mine in the blender and it is thin. I toasted some sourdough bread, poured a bit of this on and topped with Parmesan. It's ok, but I won't be making it again.
I didn't have a food processor on hand and didn't need a lot of this so I just used a knife. It came out very good.
This is a must to go with the Stromboli Grinder (Allrecipes) that references this ingredient/sauce. This is delicious with the yummy layers of meats, cheeses, marinaras and mascarpone. Definitely a must with this sandwich and I am going to try this on other sandwiches too. YUM!!!!
Pretty good, but a bit strong fo my taste.
Great easy to make sandwich spread. The volume of this recipe didn't work in my food processor, just wasn't enough of it, but my mortar and pestle made fast work of it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Garlic Basil Spread
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 125
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